The Irish data regulator has submitted a draft decision about Instagram’s user registration process to other EU data protection authorities, bringing the total number of Irish decisions regarding Meta (formerly Facebook) companies to three.
Online advertising is undergoing some major changes, including Google’s planned phase-out of third-party cookies. The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published an opinion outlining its “privacy expectations” in respect of the new adtech ecosystem.
The Colorado Privacy Act (CPA) was signed into law on 8 July 2021. The CPA is the third comprehensive state privacy law in the U.S., following the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act (CPDA).
In December 2018, the European Commission issued a warning to EU institutions: “the EU risks losing out on the opportunities offered by AI, facing a brain-drain and being a consumer of solutions developed elsewhere.”
The British government has set up a national data strategy forum as part of its goal to make the country the world’s number one data destination, while maintaining high standards of protection and governance.
The privacy and security laws of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have developed significantly over the past two decades, as governments increasingly recognise the importance of adequate data protection in attracting trade and investment.