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EU Council Presidency Published Amended Proposal for Draft ePrivacy Regulation

On September 18, 2019, the Presidency of the European Council published its proposed amendments to the Proposal for a Regulation Concerning the Respect for Private Life and the Protection of Personal Data in Electronic Communications (ePrivacy Regulation).

The Presidency proposed numerous amendments to the draft text, including amendments to the provisions on the processing of electronic communications metadata.

Source: EU Council Presidency Published Amended Proposal for Draft ePrivacy Regulation

California Legislature Passes CCPA Amendments and Privacy Bills

Last week, after months of negotiation and speculation, the California legislature passed bills amending the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”).

This marked the last round of CCPA amendments before the legislature adjourned for the year—and before the CCPA takes effect on January 1, 2020. California Governor Gavin Newsom has until October 13 to sign the bills into law. Separately, the Attorney General’s office is expected to release a draft of proposed CCPA regulations for public input later this Fall.

Source: California Legislature Passes CCPA Amendments and Privacy Bills

California lawmakers passes ban on facial recognition tech in police body cams

The three-year moratorium prohibits state and local law enforcement from using facial recognition technology.

The bill, AB215, also referred to as the Body Camera Accountability Act got voted by The State Assembly 42-18, and will now head to Governor Gavin Newsom who will decide on signing the bill to law. If he signs, it will go into effect January, 2020.

Source: #privacy: California lawmakers passes ban on facial recognition tech in police body cams

10 reasons why the GDPR is the opposite of a ‘notice and consent’ type of law

A ‘notice and consent’ privacy law puts the entire burden of privacy protection on the person and then it doesn’t really give them any choice. The GDPR does the opposite of this.

Here are 10 reasons why it is so: 10 reasons why the GDPR is the opposite of a ‘notice and consent’ type of law

The role of the UK representative post-Brexit

If the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without a deal Nov. 1, it will automatically cease to be a member of the EU. U.K.-based companies will no longer be regulated under the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

The two most significant effects of this are that data transfers between the U.K. and the EU will be affected, and companies may need to appoint an extra EU representative.

Full article: The role of the UK representative post-Brexit

Tech chiefs ask US Congress to pass consumer privacy law

Bosses from 51 firms in total – including Salesforce, IBM and Amazon – spoke at a business roundtable recently, where they signed a letter to US congressional leaders urging them to put together “a comprehensive consumer data privacy law”.

Representing a wide range of industries, the chiefs said that federal law is needed to “ensure strong consistent protections for American consumers” and to allow “American companies to continue to lead a globally competitive market.”

Source: #privacy: Tech chiefs ask Congress to pass consumer privacy law

Top European Court to Review National Data Retention Laws

The Court of Justice for the European Union will hear challenges to the data retention laws of the UK, Belgium, and France.

The Court previously invalidated European and national data retention laws that required companies to retain communications data for law enforcement purposes. The new challenges, brought by civil society organizations, contend that European national laws fail to comply with the earlier rulings.

Source: Top European Court to Review National Data Retention Laws

Data Scraping – Considering the Privacy Issues

Data scraping is a general term that describes a plethora of Internet-based data retrieval methodologies, used without the permission of the data owner.

Often, businesses think to capture as much data as possible on the off chance the data serves a future use or purpose. This, however, carries the risk that it may go against some of the GDPR’s key principles, purpose limitation and data minimisation.

Full article: Data Scraping – Considering the Privacy Issues

US lawmakers want limits on facial recognition funds

The House Oversight Committee is exploring legislation that would place a moratorium on government funding for “any new use or expanded use” of facial recognition software by federal agencies, according to the panel’s top Republican.

“We don’t want any more money being used, no money used to expand what we have or to purchase any new ability to impact or use this technology,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) told Cristiano.

Source: Lawmakers want limits on facial recognition funds – POLITICO

Parliament of Australia passes consumer data right bill

The Parliament of Australia passed, on 1 August 2019, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Consumer Data Right) Bill 2019 (‘the Bill’), which amends the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, the Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010, and the Privacy Act 1988 (‘the Privacy Act’), to introduce a data portability right for consumers in the form of a consumer data right (‘CDR’).

In particular, the Bill, which currently applies to the banking sector and will soon apply to the energy and telecommunication sectors, allows individuals and businesses to access specified data related to them and held by businesses, as well as authorises secure access to this data by accredited third parties.

Source: Australia: Parliament passes consumer data right bill

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