April’s global data protection and privacy regulatory roundup

Ethiopia’s Parliament approves Personal Data Protection Bill The House of Peoples Representatives (HoPR) of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has taken a historical step by ratifying the Personal Data Protection Proclamation during its 20th ordinary session held on April 4, 2024. This development represents a major step forward in Ethiopia’s digital transformation journey [...]

By |2024-04-29T14:29:40+01:0029th April, 2024|DPO, Governments, News|

Brazilian ANPD seeks views on high-risk processing: Here’s a round-up of the regulator’s activities 

Brazil’s Autoridade Nacional de Proteção de Dados (ANPD) is calling for views on the definition of “high-risk processing” under the country’s federal data protection law, the Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados Pessoais (LGPD). The consultation is the latest in a long series of ordinances, resolutions, and guidance notes produced by the ANPD since the [...]

By |2024-04-29T19:14:33+01:0028th April, 2024|DPO, Governments, News|

Does ‘consent or pay’ comply with the GDPR’s concept of freely given consent? European regulators weigh in on digital advertising’s most contentious topic.

Late last year, following half a decade of legal debate and enforcement, Meta started offering EU-based Facebook and Instagram users a paid subscription tier without behavioural advertising.  With stricter data protection requirements hitting ad revenues, companies are seeking new ways to monetise personal data. Under “consent or pay”, users must pay a monthly fee [...]

By |2024-04-29T16:28:48+01:0027th April, 2024|DPO, Governments, News|

There’s a new US federal privacy bill: What happens if it passes — or doesn’t?

The American Privacy Rights Act (APRA) is an ambitious second shot at a US federal privacy law, announced on April 7 2024.  Unlike the vast majority of other countries, the US does not have a generally applicable privacy law. A patchwork of state and sector-specific laws provides an inconsistent set of individual privacy rights [...]

By |2024-04-29T16:28:23+01:0026th April, 2024|DPO, Governments, News, US Privacy Law|
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