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New report compares GDPR to CCPA

A report from the Future of Privacy Forum and DataGuidance provides a comparison of the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. “Comparing privacy laws: GDPR v. CCPA� highlights how the two differ in scope of...

Tracking GDPR derogations and implementations

Today the IAPP releases a new tool that has been months in the making. The "EU Member State GDPR Derogation Implementation Tracker" looks at specific provisions in the EU General Data Protection Regulation whereby member states are required to, or may, create rules...

Argentine DPA approves guidelines for Binding Corporate Rules

Pursuant to Resolution No. 159/2018 published Dec. 7, 2018, in the Official Gazette, the Agency of Access to Public Information (Agencia de Acceso a la Información Pública, in Spanish) approved a set of guidelines for binding corporate rules as a mechanism available...

Subcommittee presents report on cybersecurity efforts

The Washington Post reports on a strategy document released from the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s investigations panel, which suggests that companies revamp how they find and fix vulnerabilities in internet-connected devices. The report highlights...

Takeaways from record COPPA settlement

Last week, the New York Attorney General’s office announced a $4.95 million (and more) settlement with Oath (formerly AOL) to settle violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. The settlement represents the largest ever enforcement penalty for a...

Pichai to testify at US House Judiciary hearing

Google CEO Sundar Pichai will testify at a hearing held by the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary Dec. 11, Axios reports. Pichai is expected to face similar questions to those Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg answered when he testified on Capitol Hill earlier this...

Amazon fires employees for illicit user data access

Amazon has fired several employees in the U.S. and India for inappropriate access to user data, The Wall Street Journal reports. Amazon investigated its employees earlier this year for allegedly taking bribes from merchants in exchange for user data. In addition to...

Huawei plans to spend $2B on cybersecurity revamp

According to those involved in discussions, Huawei Technologies is planning to spend at least $2 billion toward securing its global software systems, Bloomberg reports. The pledge comes amid fears that the company’s systems could be co-opted by Chinese intelligence....

McSweeny joins Georgetown Law’s Tech Institute

Georgetown Law announced former U.S. Federal Trade Commissioner Terrell McSweeny is joining the school’s Institute for Technology Law & Policy as a distinguished fellow. Previously, McSweeny was with the Department of Justice before joining the FTC and is currently...