Sep 242020
 September 24, 2020  Posted by  Breaches, Featured News, Govt, Non-U.S.

Clarity in Privacy reports: On September 22, 2020, Brazil’s Public Ministry of the Federal District and Territories filed the first public civil action based on the country’s General Data Protection Law (“Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados” or “LGPD”). According to the lawsuit, a company based in the city of Belo Horizonte [Read More…]

Sep 212020
 September 21, 2020  Posted by  Breaches, Govt, Healthcare, Non-U.S., Surveillance

New Zealand’s Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has released the results of an Inquiry into the Ministry of Health’s disclosure of Covid-19 patient information to emergency services. The TL;DR version: the Ministry acted appropriately, but police who received the information and disclosed it, although only for a short time, acted inappropriately. [Read More…]

Sep 212020
 September 21, 2020  Posted by  Govt, Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Zack Whittaker reports: A Senate bill that would compel tech companies to build backdoors to allow law enforcement access to encrypted devices and data would be “very dangerous” for Americans, said a leading House Democrat. […] Senate Republicans in June introduced their latest “lawful access” bill, renewing previous efforts to force tech [Read More…]

Sep 202020
 September 20, 2020  Posted by  Govt, Healthcare, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Farhat Nasim reports: Expressing concern over breach of data privacy, chemist body, All India Organization of Chemists & Druggists (AIOCD) recently moved comments and feedback on the Draft Health Data Management Policy with Indu Bhushan, CEO, National Health Authority (NHA). The draft policy was first published on August 26, 2020, [Read More…]