The US Department of Commerce hosted the two-day annual review of the EU-US Privacy Shield, which gathered senior officials from the United States government, the European Commission and EU data protection authorities.
The UK’s data protection authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office is looking at the British government plan to gather data from the Gov.uk website, as a resource for “targeted and personalised information to be gathered, analysed and fed back actively to support key decision making”
Data protection authorities from Singapore and the Philippines have announced to agree on working bilaterally to cooperate on data protection and cross-border data flows.
The State Senate in California, USA, has passed a bill that prohibits the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement for three years.
The National Commission for the Control of Personal Data Protection (CNDP) in Morocco has announced a seven-month ban on the use of facial-recognition solutions.
51 CEOs, including those from Amazon, AT&T and IBM, sent a letter to Congress leaders asking that consumer privacy legislation be fast-tracked into law.
Waterfront Toronto’s Digital Strategy Advisory Panel submitted a report to Waterfront Toronto criticising Sidewalk Labs’ Master Innovation and Development Plan (
In a submission to a review of the mandatory data retention regime, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has reiterated its request to be included in the list of government agencies able to obtain warrant-free access to telecommunications metadata.
The Brazilian ministry of Justice announced an investigation into Google’s data collection practices targeting children and teenagers for the purpose of advertising.
A federal judge in the USA rejected Facebook's arguments against a privacy class action, which was launched by individuals seeking damages in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.