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…
(1/2) Senate Republicans @SenatorWicker, @SenJohnThune, @VoteMarsha & @SenatorFischer introduced consumer #privacy bill requiring businesses to honor consumer #data rights, obtain consent for data transfer, be more transparent abt data collection, provide for access & correction
Today, Brazil’s President signed a bill from Brazil’s Congress bringing the new Brazilian data protection law into effect retroactive to August 16, 2020.The #LGPD’s sanctions provisions will apply beginning August 1, 2021.
.@guardian reports that Zenhua Data -a Chinese tech company with reported links to military and intelligence networks- swept into a database based mostly on open source data from social networks including personal details of 2.4 million people worldwide. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/14/zhenhua-data-full-list-leak-database-personal-details-millions-china-tech-company