Tag Archives: Privacy

Privacy Commissioner proposes new guidance on crossborder transfers, requiring consent for all outsourcing

In seeking to revise crossborder dataflows, the OPC’s position would require consent for all transfers of personal information for processingThe Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has initiated a consultation that proposes to completely reverse its previous guidance … Continue reading

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Proposed Washington Privacy Act Dead or in Mortal Danger

The much-discussed Washington Privacy Act, Senate Bill 5376 (“SB 5376”), appears to have died after failing to receive a House vote by an April 17, 2019 deadline for action on non-budget policy bills. Though the bill could be revived before … Continue reading

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UK Privacy Official Says Tech Companies Losing Users’ Confidence: ‘Acquiescence does not equal trust’

The “agree button is one of the biggest lies on the internet. This is not consent. This is not notice,” said U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office Executive Director for Technology Policy and Innovation Simon McDougall. People are now living in an … Continue reading

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The Paris District Court Invalidates 38 Clauses of Google+ Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

It has been rough weather for Google in France. Three weeks after the French ‎Data Protection Authority imposed a record fine against Google for non-compliance with the GDPR, the Paris District Court (“Tribunal de Grande Instance”) invalidated 38 clauses of … Continue reading

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Washington's Social Media Privacy Law

  Washington businesses have good reason to carefully vet job applicants and manage existing employee behavior. Yet reviewing resumes and cover letters and references can seem almost naive now given the droves of unfiltered information available across various social media … Continue reading

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