Data Privacy Regulation Needed
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As a result of our previous post on “Peiter Zatko (aka “Mudge”), Twitter Whistleblower, Testifies Before Senate“, Windermere Sun received a lot of concerned messages regarding data privacy. So, please be patient and allow me to help to shed some light by sharing these videos below:
In the video published on Jul 25, 2022, by Nick Espinosa, as “Is The US Finally Getting A National Data Privacy Law!?” below:
Be sure to refer to H.R. 5807 – Data Privacy Act by clicking HERE., also in italics below:
Summary: H.R.5807 — 117th Congress (2021-2022) All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (11/01/2021)
Digital Accountability and Transparency to Advance Privacy Act or the DATA Privacy Act
This bill establishes information security requirements for businesses that collect, process, store, or disclose information relating to at least 50,000 people in a 12-month period. The bill applies to information that may be linked to a specific individual or a device associated with a specific individual. It does not cover data related to employment or publicly available government records.
Specifically, covered businesses must
- provide consumers with accessible notice of the business’s privacy practices with respect to such information; and
- if meeting a certain revenue threshold, appoint a privacy officer to oversee compliance with the business’s privacy practices.
The bill further requires the Federal Trade Commission to promulgate rules requiring covered businesses to
- limit the purpose and amount of consumer data collection to reasonable business purposes, provide consumers with clear methods to opt-in and opt-out of such collection, and refrain from using such data for discriminatory purposes;
- provide consumers with a method to access, revise, transmit, and delete collected information; and
- establish information security standards based on the sensitivity and level of identifiability of the collected data, risk of exposure of such data, widely-accepted practices of securing such data, and cost and impact of implementing such practices.
Finally, the bill requires the National Science Foundation, and other agencies, to support research of technology that increases the privacy and confidentiality of collected data.
Tech giant Meta has been fined roughly €400 million euros for breaking European data protection rules for its treatment of children’s data on Instagram. Brandon Rowe with reaction to the decision and the push for more privacy legislation for kids, in the video published on Sep 6, 2022, by CityNews, as “Calls for more regulation on children’s data privacy laws“, below:
The Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the Committee on Energy and Commerce will hold a hybrid legislative hearing that includes both in-person and remote attendance on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. This hearing will take place in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building, as well as remotely using Cisco Webex online video conferencing. The hearing is entitled, “Protecting America’s Consumers: Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Data Privacy and Security.” in the video streamed on June 14, 2022, by Energy and Commerce Committee, as “Protecting America’s Consumers: Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Data Privacy and Security“, below:
With so many recent developments in data protection and privacy laws, it can be challenging to get to grips with what you need to know to manage risk and to act within the law. Our data protection specialists led this webinar on recent developments, regulator guidance, cases and enforcement actions and how these may affect your business. We focussed on: Recent enforcement actions and what lessons can be learned New EU and UK international data transfer agreements Dealing with DSARs What lies ahead – a new ICO and the UK’s National Data Strategy (NDS) Speakers: Nigel Miller, Partner (Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/E) Kolvin Stone, Partner (Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/E & CIPP/M) Prachi Vasisht, Associate Vladimir Arutyunyan, Associate, in the video published on May 25, 2022, by Fox Williams, as “Data protection – annual update 2022“, below:
It’s clear that privacy regulations will continue to be somewhat of a patchwork quilt. Read David Strom’s full article on this topic at: https://blog.avast.com/2022-data-priv… in the video published on April 12, 2022, by Norbert Nostischa, as “A 2022 update on data privacy legislation“, below:
Celebrate Data Privacy Day with Baker Donelson on January 28, as Andrew Droke, CIPP/US, discusses top data protection priorities for the new year. Data protection is critical to all organizations, and concerns regarding the loss of valuable and proprietary data increase daily. Further, with new state laws (Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act, the California Privacy Rights Act, and the Colorado Privacy Act) set to take effect next year, preparations during 2022 will be key. Join us for a discussion on where to start and what’s next as you develop your data protection workplan for 2022. Visit Baker Donelson’s Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity practice at https://www.bakerdonelson.com/data-pr… Visit Baker Donelson at https://www.bakerdonelson.com in the video published on Jan 28, 2022, by BakerDonelsonOnline, as “What to Do in 2022 – Privacy and Data Protectionfor the New Year“, below:
Forty-one years ago, the Council of Europe adopted the first international treaty providing the individual right to the protection of personal data. Today, over 120 countries have put in place legislation securing the protection of personal data and privacy. What this shows is that data protection and privacy have become a key component in a world marked by globalization and connection, in the video published on Jan 24, 2022, by European Data Protection Supervisor, as “Data Protection Week 2022: A look to the future“, below:
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