On February 27, 2019, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation will convene a hearing titled “Privacy Principles for a Federal Data Privacy Framework in the United States.” Committee members will focus on potential Congressional action to “address risks to consumers and implement data privacy protections for all Americans.” Committee Chairman Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi described the hearing as an opportunity to “help set the stage for meaningful bipartisan legislation.” The hearing comes in the midst of calls from policymakers, advocates and industry for law that would protect individuals, foster trust, and promote innovation. Several lawmakers introduced legislation in the last Congress, and bills are expected…
.@EU_Commission announced successful conclusion of adequacy talks with South Korea, confirming alignment of EU & SK #dataprotection laws. Finding covers commercial & public sector, enables data flows between the EU & SK. Adoption expected in coming months. https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/statement_21_1506
Dutch DPA announced a €475,000 fine for Dutch headquartered @bookingcom for failure to report #databreach within 72 hours of becoming aware of the 2019 incident. Breach resulted in unauthorized access to login credentials, criminal access to data of 4000 customers.
Bavaria #DPA declared company’s (controller’s) use of US email marketing service #Mailchimp in #Bavaria impermissible due to failure comply with #SchremsII mitigation requirements with respect to transfer of e-mail addresses to Mailchimp in the US.