Since the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) went into effect in 2018, the European Commission has been working on creating a new version of the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) that facilitate compliance with international data transfers restrictions (codified in Article 44 et sec. of GDPR.) In parallel, the European Commission has also been working on creating a standardized version of the contractual provisions for controller to processor transfers required under Article 28 of GDPR.
European Digital Rights (EDRi) is the biggest European advocacy group defending rights and freedoms online in Europe.
EDRi is an NGO headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.
EDRi’s mission is “to challenge private and state actors who abuse their power to control or manipulate the public. We do so by advocating for robust and enforced laws, informing and mobilising people, promoting a healthy and accountable technology market, and building a movement of organisations and individuals committed to digital rights and freedoms in a connected world.”
Through it NGOs, experts, and advocates collaborate and contribute to advocacy work.
Lawyer’s advice on how to get into “data for good” and keep it “good”
I used to picture data scientists as aloof nerdy types that do not like to get in the brawl when it comes to policy. “Tell me what you want to know and I will ask the data” kind of people.
That is actually not true (or at least not true for all.)
For a few years now, data scientists have been collaborating with organizations, policymakers, and researchers to actually harness the power of data in the service of humanity. And they get together. …
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During the 2020 thirteen privacy bills where considered by the New Jersey legislator. None passed, but twelve out of the thirteen are still under consideration during this legislative season. NJ SB 236 (requiring notice of collection and allowing opt outs) failed in 2020 and is not currently under consideration.
The two bills currently competing in the “comprehensive privacy” category are NJ AB 3255 and NJ AB 3283 (the disclosure and Accountability Transparency Act (DATA) with AB 3283 tracking more closely to the EU GDPR.
The list of all the bills is as follows:
NOTE: This article was initially published to Law360 on November 30, 2020, 2:36 PM EST here. My colleagues Kristin Bryan, CIPP US, Glenn Brown and I co-authored it with significant contributions from Aaron C. Garavaglia.
Assuming that President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in as president on Jan. 20, the area of data privacy will likely be of particular focus under the Biden administration, with consequences for data privacy litigation.
Some top-of-mind questions regarding the anticipated impact a Biden presidency may have in this area are addressed below. Specifically, we anticipate that a Biden administration will likely focus on the passage…
Oklahoma lawmakers have definitely joined the push for privacy legislation at the state level.
So far, several bills have been introduced. One of them (The Oklahoma Computer Data Privacy Act -HB 1602) takes a comprehensive approach to regulating privacy in the private sector.
The Oklahoma 2021 legislative session is scheduled to adjourn May 28th.
Here is the list:
HB 1602: Oklahoma Computer Data Privacy Act.
Privacy is not red or blue but there has historically been a difference in the way Republican and Democratic states approach privacy legislation. Red states tend to not focus on enacting requirements that deal with the collection and use of information by private entities.
Their perspective tends to be that protections (if they are needed at all) should exist mainly in the context of governmental use of data.
In 2020 we saw Utah defeat this trend with the introduction of UT SB 249 (the Utah Consumer Privacy Act). The bill failed in 2020 and has not been reintroduced (yet).
There were approx. 30 privacy bills introduced for consideration in New York during the 2019–2020 session. The fact that they all failed does not seem to have diminished the enthusiasm of New York legislators.
This year they are off to the races again.
In January 2021 more than 50 bills were introduced for consideration during the 2021–2022 session. Topics range from drones and facial recognition to comprehensive privacy bills.
Here is the list in case you are wondering:
The Austrian privacy advocacy organization Non Of Your Business (NOYB) recently announced that they are appealing two decisions to dismiss complaints by a EU protection authority against organizations not established in the EU.
According to a statement from the noyb.eu:
“If DPAs refuse to enforce the GDPR every time a company has no presence in the EU, that would just give the signal to companies to stay abroad to bypass the law,” said Romain Robert, a noyb.eu lawyer, in the statement announcing the complaint filed with the administrative tribunal of Luxembourg. “That’s the GDPR version of getting away with murder.”
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