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Ojam Bullrich Flanzbaum | Argentina | 17 Jun 2022

Agency for Access to Public Information publishes 2021 activities report

The Argentine Agency for Access to Public Information (AAPI) recently published its annual report highlighting its activities in 2021. The AAPI is the supervisory authority of the Personal Data Protection Law, the Do Not Call Registry Law and the Access to Public Information Law. This article comments on the most important aspects of the report.
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Wiggin LLP | United Kingdom | 3 Jun 2022

Government launches call for views on security of UK data centres and cloud services

The government has launched a call for views on data storage and processing infrastructure security and resilience to assist in strengthening the security and resilience of the United Kingdom's data infrastructure to protect against outages and national security threats. Based on the evidence, the government will decide whether any additional government support or management is needed to......
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Wiggin LLP | United Kingdom | 3 Jun 2022

ICO fines facial recognition database company Clearview AI Inc more than £7.5 million and orders UK data to be deleted

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has fined Clearview AI Inc £7,552,800 for using images of people in the United Kingdom and elsewhere that were collected from the Internet and social media platforms to create a global online database that could be used for facial recognition. The ICO has also issued an enforcement notice, ordering the company to stop obtaining and using the......
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Ojam Bullrich Flanzbaum | Argentina | 3 Jun 2022

Court grants remedy of habeas data in police records privacy case

The Court of Justice of the Province of Salta recently granted a remedy of habeas data aimed at removing plaintiff's police records. The plaintiff filed this remedy against the police of the province of Salta in order to obtain the removal of police records concerning an investigation that involved him, but for which no final decision had been rendered for over 30 years. The Court concluded......
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Ojam Bullrich Flanzbaum | 27 May 2022

Data protection authority imposes new penalties

The Agency for Access to Public Information recently imposed penalties on various organisations for violations of the Personal Data Protection Law No. 25,326. This article comments on each of these cases, which relate to an electricity provider, a medical institution, a financing entity, a financial trust, and an internet and satellite TV service provider.
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BTG Legal | India | 27 May 2022

New cyber incident reporting rules in India

The cyber incident reporting framework in India is poised for an overhaul, following the announcement of new (draft) reporting rules. While these new rules add some clarity and details to the existing reporting framework, some areas arguably go beyond the scope of cybersecurity regulations. It remains to be seen whether these directions will be implemented in their current form in two months'......
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Ojam Bullrich Flanzbaum | Argentina | 13 May 2022

Privacy – major companies face security risks

Recently, two large companies have faced security incidents in Argentina. Both events discussed in this article were caused by unauthorised access to the companies' source codes. As security incidents have lately been increasing, it is crucial that companies implement the correct policies and procedures that properly comply with local regulations and international standards.
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Ojam Bullrich Flanzbaum | Argentina | 29 Apr 2022

New director appointed for Argentine Agency for Access to Public Information

By means of Decree 110/2022, Beatriz de Anchorena was recently appointed as director of the Agency for Access to Public Information, which is the supervisory authority of the Personal Data Protection Law, the Do Not Call Registry Law and the Access to Public Information Law. The term of her appointment is five years.
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BTG Legal | India | 8 Apr 2022

MEITY issues draft data accessibility and use policy

The Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology recently issued a draft of the India Data Accessibility and Use Policy in respect of data available with government ministries and organisations. This policy aims to capitalise on the abundance of public sector data and use it for large scale social transformation. The policy applies to data and information created, collected,......
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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP | European Union | 18 Mar 2022

New EU Data Act: European Commission proposes measures for fair and innovative data economy

The European Commission recently announced a new addition to its digital rulebook in the form of a proposal for a new Data Act and accompanying sector-specific regulations. The proposal has significant implications for both holders and users of data (whether personal data and or otherwise). Accordingly, the scope of the Act goes far beyond the boundaries of the EU General Data Protection......
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