Jan 162020
 January 16, 2020  Posted by  Breaches, Laws, Non-U.S.

Catharine Tunney reports: Canadians who fall victim to privacy breaches could soon be eligible for some sort of compensation as the Liberal government works on introducing a new set of online rights. Mandate letters for Innovation, Science and Industry Minister Navdeep Bains and Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault say they’ve been asked [Read More…]

Jan 142020
 January 14, 2020  Posted by  Laws

Mark Brennan, Scott Loughlin, Timothy Tobin, Bret Cohen, Melissa Bianchi, and Filippo Raso  of Hogan Lovells write: Washington State is already shaping up as a center of state privacy legislation for 2020. Last year, SB 5376 (also known as the Washington Privacy Act, or WPA) gained significant traction in the legislature, passing [Read More…]

Jan 142020
 January 14, 2020  Posted by  Breaches, Court, Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Bill Toulas reports: A US citizen named Paul Sayas wants to initiate a class-action lawsuit against “Biometric Impressions”, a fingerprint database and biometrics checking service provider. The plaintiff has submitted his lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, and calls for other people who have had their biometric data collected [Read More…]

Jan 142020
 January 14, 2020  Posted by  Govt, Laws, Non-U.S.

Vietnam News/ANN reports: The Ministry of Public Security is drafting a governmental decree on personal data protection in order to protect the legal rights and interests of individuals and organisations. Vietnam is facing increasing cases of personal data theft, with more entities collecting, analysing and processing data for different purposes [Read More…]