A new Thailand cybersecurity law went into effect last week, and is controversial more for what it doesn't specify than what it does. As it is worded, it appears to give the Thai government very broad powers to monitor internet use, censor content and even seize property without court orders.
While the Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal has created its share of problems for Facebook, it’s clear that the scale and scope of the scandal extends to every corner of Silicon Valley. After all, most tech giants are collecting staggering amounts of user data and comprehensive new privacy regulations seem imminent.
Even though NYPA has failed to pass legislation, all is not lost for data privacy as the introduction of Dashboard Act will require commercial data operators to disclose and assess the value of data collected from users.
India's data protection law is already being criticized, with some claiming it does too little by not giving the data protection authority sufficient power to bring violators to justice; and others fearing it goes too far with the potential for mass surveillance
A proposed update from the state Attorney General is set to change the new CCPA up a bit just two months in, granting some small concessions in the privacy rules for both businesses and end users.
Yet more proof that a federal privacy law could be coming to the U.S. as early as next year with the introduction of the Online Privacy Act which may be more stringent than the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
A new bill on consumer privacy proposed in Maryland gives residents the right to opt out of certain types of personal data transfers to third parties.
Vietnam’s controversial new cyber law went into effect on Jan 1, 2019. Google and Facebook has reason to be cautious about entering into what could easily become a global discussion over freedom of speech.