Global News Roundup — May 7–May 13, 2019

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In this week’s Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, read about the latest hearing at the House Committee on Energy and Commerce where lawmakers asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission what the agency needs to protect consumer privacy and how a federal privacy bill can help. Chinese lawmakers have introduced a new data privacy law. The Norwegian Supervisory Authority levied a fine for violations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The Center for Democracy & Technology’s Joseph Jerome, CIPP/US, and the IAPP’s Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, discussed a U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation hearing on crafting a potential federal privacy bill, and Washington amended its state data breach notification law.

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An op-ed for the Hindustan Times looks at whether India needs a law criminalizing “fake news.”
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Nigeria‘s National Information Technology Development Agency announced the penalties companies may face for violations of the country’s Data Protection Regulation 2019.
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The Danske Bank money laundering scandal may lead to legislative changes in the EU.
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Proposed rules to update the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act have raised privacy concerns.
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Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., introduced a bill to bank “manipulative” design features in video games that would use similar criteria established in the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.
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Congressional Democrats reintroduced a bill to impose financial penalties on credit-reporting agencies for data breaches.
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A package of privacy bills advanced through California‘s Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection.
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The Oregon Supreme Court ruled police need a warrant to search through citizens’ garbage.
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Debate has commenced as to whether reports on bullying in a Wyoming junior high school should be made public.
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ICYMI

In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, host Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, chats with Frankfurt Kurnit’s Tanya Forsheit, CIPP/US, CIPT, PLS, about the latest on proposed amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act.
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Privacy professionals discussed how to best leverage work from the EU General Data Protection Regulation for the California Consumer Privacy Act during a breakout session at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit in Washington. IAPP Associate Editor Ryan Chiavetta, CIPP/US, has the story.
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In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, host Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, welcomes back frequent guest Joseph Jerome, CIPP/US, of the Center for Democracy & Technology, to discuss the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation’s hearing on how to craft a potential federal privacy bill.
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At a hearing at the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, lawmakers once again asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission what it needs to carry out its mandate on consumer protection and how a federal privacy bill could best support that mission. IAPP Editor Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, reported on the session.
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The U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs held a hearing on “Privacy Rights and Data Collection in a Digital Economy,” in which an assortment of witnesses testified on the existing gaps related to financial institutions and consumer privacy. IAPP Editor Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, has the details.
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Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan spoke with Aaron Lancaster, CIPP/US, and Divonne Smoyer, CIPP/US, in this article for The Privacy Advisor about Vermont’s leadership in data privacy and security regulation and how he and his fellow attorneys general play an important part in shaping the field.
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ASIA-PACIFIC

Chinese lawmakers are close to introducing a new data privacy law.
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Singapore has passed a bill that prohibits the distribution or threatening to distribute intimate images a crime.
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CANADA

Lexology reports on Canadian privacy laws that cover tracking employees’ activities.
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EUROPE

DLA Piper’s Privacy Matters blog offers a breakdown of the 50,000 euro fine Italy’s data protection authority, the Garante, issued to the Rousseau Association for violations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
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The Norwegian Supervisory Authority, Datatilsynet, fined the municipality of Bergen 170,000 euros for violations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
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US

Various amendments in consideration for the California Consumer Privacy Act may impact marketers.
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Gov. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., signed a bill to amend Washington’s data breach notification law.
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