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The Netherlands: DPA changes position - taking temperature might not be subject to GDPR

Netherlands - May 15 2020 Since the COVID-19 outbreak, the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, “Dutch DPA”) had made it clear, on several occasions…

UK: ICO ISSUES NEW GUIDANCE ON COVID-19 TESTING AND MONITORING IN THE WORKPLACE

European Union - May 13 2020 The Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) has published guidance for employers on complying with data protection law when taking steps to manage…

US: CPRA analysis: The ‘good’ and ‘bad’ news for CCPA-regulated ‘businesses’

USA - May 11 2020 On May 4, the Californians for Consumer Privacy, led by founder Alastair Mactaggart, announced its submission to qualify the California Privacy…

Europe: EDPB updates its guidelines on concept of “Consent”

European Union - May 6 2020 On 4 May, the European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) adopted an updated version of its guidelines on consent (Guidelines 05/2020 on consent under…

EUROPE: New privacy rules for connected vehicles in Europe?

European Union - May 5 2020 Vehicles, drivers and passengers are becoming more and more connected, generating increasing amounts of data. The latest evolution of digital…

The Netherlands: Fine imposed on employer processing fingerprints employees

Netherlands - May 1 2020 The Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, “Dutch DPA“) issued a fine of EUR 725,000 for a company unlawfully processing…

EU: Europe’s toolbox for building compliant Corona tracking apps

European Union - April 27 2020 Mobile applications supporting the EU in its fight against Covid-19: the common EU Toolbox for Member States…

Japan: Update of Japan’s Privacy Law

Japan - April 24 2020 On March 10, 2020, the Cabinet approved a bill to partially amend the Act on the Protection of Personal Information (the “APPI”). The proposed…

UK: A recent prosecution for a criminal offence under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 illustrates how forgiving our Data Protection Act 2018 is

United Kingdom - April 24 2020 On 11 March 2020, the ICO brought its first successful conviction under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“FOIA”). An…

Brazil: Postponing National Data Protection Law Amid COVID-19

Brazil - April 20 2020 The Bill of Law 1179/2020, which sets forth the postponement of LGPD (“Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados Pessoais”) enforcement, among other provisions…