Senators have approved Zimbabwe’s Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill without debate, though opponents say it violates fundamental rights such as privacy, freedom of speech and access to information.
New research by Comparitech has revealed that 1 in 5 children’s apps of the 500 most popular children’s applications, available on the Google Play Store, breach Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) rules.
Enforcement of South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) begins in July and businesses are rushing to make sure they comply in time. Nicole Gabryk, ahead of her appearance at PrivSec Global next month, explains the key planks of the legislation and how the act differs from GDPR.
The privacy legislation picture is growing ever more complex with more countries adopting new laws all the time. A key theme of PrivSec Global next month will be focusing on these legislative changes and other regulatory developments and what they mean. Here we pick out several jurisdictions that are seeing major changes.
The Japanese government has told the country’s popular messaging app provider Line to properly protect customers’ information after it were found accessible by a Chinese affiliate without users’ consent.
Video-sharing app TikTok and its Chinese parent ByteDance is facing a damages’ claim worth billions of dollars in a British court case over allegations they illegally harvested private data of millions of European children.
The China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission has ordered China Citic Bank to pay RMB4.5m ($690,000, €581,000) in penalties for what the regulator termed major violations of banking laws and regulations.
Camila Tobón and Andrea Willemin will address PrivSec Global later this month on harmonising data protection compliance across Latin America. Here are their thoughts on Brazil’s ground-breaking new data protection law
Social media giant Facebook cannot share any contact information it collects from WhatsApp users in South Africa with its other business without obtaining authorisation from the country’s Information Regulator (IR), the watchdog has ruled.
Following Schrems and Brexit, international data-sharing and the concept of adequacy has dominated much of the global news on data protection. But is adequacy itself a flawed concept? Marty Abrams explains why he thinks we need a better alternative