Australia’s Privacy Act 1988 has been under review since 2020 as lawmakers seek to modernize it. Google and Meta have weighed in with arguments for the benefits of ad-supported apps and cloud services.
Recently, China’s new Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) went into effect. The question now is what does this mean for the future of data protection policy, and perhaps more importantly, the lack of a comprehensive U.S. policy?
Privacy professionals are facing a confluence of emerging and shifting data privacy risks and challenges in adjusting to remote work, addressing data protection risks resulting from the pandemic and operationalising new laws.
Illinois has made news recently for its strong legislation governing facial recognition technology. A proposed federal bill would apply similar regulation across the country.
Without serious privacy reform and a federal law in the US, it may not be possible to draft a Privacy Shield framework that survives another round in the EU court system.
As data privacy regulations surge across the globe, U.S. is significantly lagging behind with a lack of federal law on data consent and California being the only state that offers consumer protections.