U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, recently released a draft privacy bill, the Data Accountability and Transparency Act of 2020 Link to: US Senate Draft Privacy Bill Brown’s proposal would: Give Americans the power to hold corporations, big tech, and the government responsible for how they collect and protect personal data. The bill Rejects the “consent” model for privacy, and instead places strict limits on the collection, use, and sharing of Americans’ personal data. The bill contains Provide strong civil rights protections to ensure personal information is not used for discriminatory purposes Ban the use of facial…
.@EU_Commission published for comment a draft of new standard contractual clauses for transfer of data from the EU, pursuant to the GDPR. Final version expected in Q1 2021. https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/12741-Commission-Implementing-Decision-on-standard-contractual-clauses-for-the-transfer-of-personal-data-to-third-countries
UK ICO launched a public consultation on its draft Statutory Guidance (https://ico.org.uk/media/about-the-ico/consultations/2618333/ico-draft-statutory-guidance.pdf). It provides an overview of the ICO’s powers, how it intends to regulate & enforce data protection legislation in the UK & how it will calculate fines. Consultation closes 11/12/2020.
Belgian DPA has released its 2019 Annual Report. In 2019 the #DPA imposed its first fines under the #GDPR and issued the Belgian DPA’s 2019-2025 Strategic Plan: https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/2019/12/27/belgian-dpa-releases-draft-2019-2025-strategic-plan/