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How to address new privacy issues raised by artificial intelligence and machine learning

Artificial intelligence and machine learning present unique challenges for protecting the privacy of personal data.

For this reason, policymakers need to craft new national privacy legislation that accounts for the numerous limitations that scholars have identified in the notice and consent model of privacy that has guided privacy thinking for decades. The exacerbation of privacy externalities created by machine learning techniques is just one more reason regarding the need for new privacy rules.

Full article: How to address new privacy issues raised by artificial intelligence and machine learning

Czech Republic adopts new Data Protection law

The Czech Republic adopted, on 12 March 2019, legislation that brings the GDPR’s provisions into national law.

The new Act now needs to be signed by the President. After that, it will enter into force on the day of its publication in the Legal Gazette.

Source: Czech Republic adopts new DP law to follow GDPR – Privacy Laws & Business

Zuckerberg says governments need to do more to support data privacy

Mark Zuckerberg has responded to privacy pressures by asking regulators and governments to do more to help control content that gets published online.

Writing in the Washington Post, the Facebook boss acknowledged the “major” role that tech plays in our everyday lives, as well as the “immense responsibilities” that lie on the shoulders of companies such as Facebook.

However, experts have questioned whether the Facebook chief’s message is little more than an acknowledgement of the fact that the social network has to comply with new data privacy laws.

Source: Zuckerberg says governments need to do more to support data privacy

The state Senate version of the Washington Privacy Act: A summary

Washington is increasingly looking like it will become the second state in the U.S. to pass a comprehensive privacy statute, following California’s Consumer Privacy Act. Drafting the statute was a two-plus year process, during which the CCPA was passed and the EU General Data Protection Regulation went into effect.

Washington’s proposed privacy statute shares many foundational principles with these two privacy regimes, but it has notable distinctions. Importantly, it represents a new model for other states to consider as they draft their own comprehensive privacy laws.

Full article: The state Senate version of the Washington Privacy Act: A summary

Mind the overlap between GDPR and ePrivacy

Organisations need to be aware of the overlaps between European data protection and privacy rules, and which takes precedence, a privacy lawyer warns.

Understanding the interplay between the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ePrivacy Directive (ePD) is more difficult than most organisations realise, according to Eduardo Ustaran, partner and global co-head of the privacy and cyber security practice at law firm Hogan Lovells.

Full article: Mind the overlap between GDPR and ePD, warns privacy lawyer

New rules bring protections to personal data in EU political campaigns

On March 19, the European Union adopted new rules to “prevent misuse of personal data by European political parties.” The move comes ahead of the European Parliament elections, which will take place across the continent in May 2019.

New rules mean European political parties and foundations can be penalized up to 5 percent of their annual budget for “deliberately influencing, or attempting to influence, the outcome of elections by taking advantage of breaches of data protection rules.”

Source: New rules bring protections to personal data in EU political campaigns

GDPR continues to shine a light for US legislation

Washington DC is to introduce a new data privacy bill, in a further reminder of the GDPR’s power as a policy influencer for governments the world over.

The Whitehouse is now set to put regulations in place that are heavily modelled on the GDPR which came into being on May 25 th of last year. The rules will also galvanise requirements for data controllers’ handling of citizens within the District of Columbia.

Source: GDPR continues to shine a light for US legislation

Global recall: How the GDPR impacts product recalls

Not all potential consequences of the GDPR (and similarly situated laws) are clearly evident quite yet, but companies nonetheless will encounter challenges in their dealings with consumers in the global marketplace, pursuant to the GDPR and other such regulations.

One of the hidden consequences this new proliferation of consumer data privacy measures throughout the world will affect product liability matters, specifically concerning product recalls.

Full article: Global recall: How the GDPR impacts product recalls

After Brexit, the EU must decide if UK data protection is adequate

After Brexit the European Commission will decide whether the UK provides equivalent data protection standards to GDPR and other EU legislation.

The adequacy assessment is going to be a key test of the UK’s data privacy standards and achieving adequacy will be far from straightforward. The UK has committed to maintaining GDPR standards post-Brexit but this is not the whole picture for data protection compliance, and when it comes to the protection of fundamental rights there are difficult questions to be addressed.

Full article: After Brexit, the EU must decide if UK data protection is adequate

European Commission urged to investigate Romanian GDPR implementation

Issue The Romanian law implementing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) allows national political parties to process personal data, including sensitive data, in a manner that disregards citizen rights. Law no. 190/2018 excludes the need to acquire consent for processing personal data, including sensitive data.

Source: European Commission urged to investigate Romanian GDPR implementation

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