Global News Roundup — June 3–10, 2019

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In this week’s Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, take a look at the IAPP’s recently released “CCPA Amendment Tracker,” which helps privacy professionals keep track of the legislative activity leading up to the implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act. Also in the U.S., New York and Maine both passed privacy laws, while University of Maine School of Law Student Hawah Ahmad, CIPP/E, offered an analysis of Nevada Senate Bill 220. Regulators in China seek requirements for companies to obtain consent before tracking data subjects, and France’s data protection authority, the CNIL, fined a company 400,000 euros for violations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

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Privacy laws have made it difficult for individuals with disabilities to sue landlords and employers in Ontario, Canada.
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A hearing held by the California Supreme Court covered whether prosecutors can learn the names of Los Angeles County sheriff deputies that committed misconduct.
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A class-action has been filed against a company for alleged violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.
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A recent case in which a woman was fired after explicit photos were sent to her employer put Illinois‘ nonconsensual pornography laws under the microscope.
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ICYMI

A panel at the IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium in Toronto discussed the best ways to work with regulators at both the federal and provincial levels. IAPP Associate Editor Ryan Chiavetta, CIPP/US, has the details in this piece for The Privacy Advisor.
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Precision Discovery General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Data Privacy Officer Jerry Barbanel, CIPP/E, breaks down the “Privacy Bill of Rights Act” introduced by U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., in this piece for Privacy Tracker.
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Santa Clara University School of Law’s Linnea Doan and Marin Gamboa look at the joint controller provision found in the California Consumer Privacy Act in this piece for The Privacy Advisor.
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In this piece for The Privacy Advisor, Santa Clara University School of Law Student Theresa Nguyen, CIPP/US, looks at how children’s data is handled under the California Consumer Privacy Act.
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The IAPP has put together the “CCPA Amendment Tracker” to help keep track of the legislative activity leading up to the implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act. The tracker includes bill numbers, a brief summary of the amendment, subject, lead author, status, and last legislative action.
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DLA Piper Partner Jim Halpert offers his thoughts on what the fate of Illinois‘ Data Transparency and Privacy Act means for other U.S. state laws in this Privacy Perspectives piece.
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In this piece for Privacy Tracker, University of Maine School of Law Student Hawah Ahmad, CIPP/E, discusses the main considerations of the Nevada Senate Bill 220, including expanded definitions and recommendations for privacy professionals.
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In this piece for The Privacy Advisor, HCL Technologies Privacy and Data Protection Office Senior Manager Piotr Foitzik, CIPP/A, CIPP/C, CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, CIPM, CIPT, looks at how to approach publicly available data under the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
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ASIA-PACIFIC

Regulators in China are angling to add requirements for companies to secure user consent before tracking data subjects.
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Deputy Director of Guizhou Provincial Cyberspace Administration Chen Benrong believes China‘s data protection standards are very strict.
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India‘s Minister for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad announced his plan of attack regarding the country’s Personal Data Protection Act and IT Act.
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CANADA

Debate has sprung over an amendment to the Education Act in Alberta that could impact the privacy of students who participate in gay-straight alliances.
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EUROPE

France‘s data protection authority, the CNIL, has fined the real estate company Sergic 400,000 euros for violations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
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The Irish Supreme Court dismissed an appeal from Facebook in the Max Schrems case.
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Data protection regulators in nine EU countries have received complaints regarding Google’s data use for online advertising.
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The European Data Protection Board announced a trio of guidelines that were adopted during its 11th plenary session.
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US

Gov. Janet Mills, D-Maine, has signed the Act to Protect the Privacy of Online Consumer Information into law.
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New York is preparing to pass its first law to govern artificial intelligence in robots through a commission.
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State Sen. Kevin Thomas, D-N.Y., announced the Senate Democratic Majority has passed the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act.
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In a post for The Brookings Institution, Cameron Kerry and Daniel Weitzner discuss why a federal privacy law will rely on how broad principles are “interpreted and applied to a dynamic personal data environment” and then how those understandings will work toward realizing privacy rights and easing compliance.
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Politico reports on the partisan divide on a private right of action as lawmakers work to craft a federal U.S. privacy law.
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