The evolution of Australian legislation around the issue of privacy and data protection continues to gain momentum. Peter Leonard, a Partner at Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers in Sydney leads us through some of the developments that are affecting these important issues in Australia.
New law has passed in Washington state which will limit the use of facial recognition technology but some are concerned that it does not offer enough protections against marginalized groups.
Many claim that data protection laws are preventing the use of data to track the COVID-19 pandemic which seems to be based on a false understanding of the laws.
Companies that want to thrive in an increasingly regulated privacy environment must focus more on data transparency for customer loyalty, which consumers have now come to not only value, but expect.
Big tech companies are pushing for watered-down privacy regulations that would largely permit them to continue doing business as usual. There is reason to suspect that these tech companies now view federal privacy regulations as a way to construct barriers and moats around their core business.
LabMD may have won an appeals case against the FTC, arguing that regulations regarding their cyber security practices were too vague to allow for prosecution, but every organization needs to be warned that the FTC could be coming for you next.
CCPA pioneered a strong mandate for data privacy and security in the US, and now SB-327 is focusing on securing IoT devices. However, an opportunity was missed to ditch passwords altogether and advocate for a stronger method of authentication.
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.
Expansion of China's data protection regulations will impact the smart car market in the country. The CCP has clarified terms to require this of the digital keys to smart vehicles and the data they generate.
For years, China has used the World Internet Conference to advance its vision for cyber sovereignty. Now it looks like the various ideas and concepts, including the new Cybersecurity Law, undergirding this vision are starting to be put into effect for China’s Internet, with unknown implications.