Aug 292015
 August 29, 2015  Laws, Non-U.S. No Responses »

Cynthia O’Donoghue and Chantelle Taylor write: The Brazilian government’s proposal for Brazil’s first data protection framework (‘the Proposal’) hit a stumbling block after major concerns were raised in public comments. After the public consultation period ended, those reviewing the comments made numerous suggestions for changes, such as tightening the definition of what constitutes [Read More…]

Aug 282015
 August 28, 2015  Non-U.S. No Responses »

From the where-have-I-heard-this-all-before dept.: The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said it welcomed proposals outlined by the national governments that make up the EU which would restrict the cases where organisations would be required to notify data protection authorities and consumers of data breaches under the General Data Protection Regulation that [Read More…]

Aug 282015

Associated Press reports: Portugal’s Constitutional Court has disallowed legislation that would have given intelligence agencies access to private communications metadata. The judges declared the bill passed by Parliament last month illegal because it violated article 34 of the Constitution, which forbids authorities’ access to private communications unless they are part [Read More…]

Aug 272015
 August 27, 2015  Non-U.S. No Responses »

From the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Data Protection of Hong Kong: The 2015 District Council Election will be held on 22 November. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (“PCPD”) reminds candidates and their election agents to comply with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (the “Privacy [Read More…]