Jun 262020
 
 June 26, 2020  Posted by  Featured News, Laws, Non-U.S.

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards welcomed Parliament passing the Privacy Act 2020 with unanimous support. The new Act replaces the 27-year-old Privacy Act 1993. Many of the changes are based on recommendations from the Law Commission’s comprehensive 2011 review of New Zealand’s privacy laws. “The new Privacy Act provides a modernised [Read More…]

Jun 252020
 
 June 25, 2020  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S.

Dan Cooper, Kristof Van Quathem, Nicholas Shepherd, and Anna Oberschelp de Meneses of Covington & Burling write: On June 24, 2020, the European Commission (“Commission”) published its much-anticipated assessment of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) two years after it went into effect.  The assessment takes into account contributions from the [Read More…]

Jun 252020
 
 June 25, 2020  Posted by  Laws

This article is part of a three-part Lawfare series on how to address federal privacy legislation in the United States. The recommendations in this article, along with a recently published section on preemption, are adapted from a June 2020 Brookings Institution report, “Bridging the Gaps: A Path Forward to Federal Privacy Legislation.” Cameron [Read More…]

Jun 252020
 
 June 25, 2020  Posted by  Laws

Bret Cohen, Mark Brennan, Timothy Tobin, and Filippo Raso of Hogan Lovells write: It’s official. The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) has received enough valid signatures to appear on the November 2020 ballot. And if polling from late last year remains accurate, California voters are likely to approve it. If voters approve the initiative, [Read More…]