Latest regulatory roundup in global data protection and privacy

Nigeria DPC publishes guidance for data controller and processor registration requirements The Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC) has released guidelines on the registration obligations for what it deems "data controllers and data processors of major importance," as stipulated by Nigeria’s Data Protection Act (NDPA).  Passed in June 2023, the Act introduced a crucial requirement [...]

By |2024-02-29T18:31:20+00:0027th February, 2024|DPO, Governments, News|

The ‘right of access’: Renewed focus on a long-established cornerstone of data protection

The right to access personal data is fundamental to data protection, and it was present in data protection laws as early as the Council of Europe’s Convention 108 (1981) and the UK’s Data Protection Act 1984.  But providing access to personal data continues to challenge many organisations—particularly those handling high volumes of information or [...]

By |2024-02-29T18:25:28+00:0022nd February, 2024|DPO, Governments, News|

Three key takeaways from DoorDash’s California privacy settlement

California Attorney General (AG) Rob Bonta reached a settlement with food delivery company DoorDash on 21 February — the second-ever enforcement action taken under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) since the law took effect in 2020.  Under a proposed order, DoorDash must pay a $375,000 civil penalty, enter into a three-year compliance programme, [...]

By |2024-02-29T18:26:57+00:0019th February, 2024|DPO, Governments, News|

AI regulation in the EU and the UK: Two diverging approaches

The UK government has detailed its AI regulation plans, describing a “common sense” framework with no new legislation initially planned. In the EU, one of the impacts of the highly ambitious AI Act is the potential to add around 5% in compliance costs to affected software developers.  By relying on the existing powers of [...]

By |2024-02-29T18:28:21+00:0013th February, 2024|Artificial Intelligence, DPO, News|
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