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A Long-Awaited Privacy Measure Finally Becomes Law in Indonesia

Indonesia joins its Southeast Asian neighbors, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines, with its adoption of a comprehensive data protection law. The new measure, the Personal Data Protection Law (“PDPL”), which appears to have taken inspiration from the European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) was long anticipated after the various…

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California Lawmakers Pass The Transformative Age Appropriate Design Code Act

California lawmakers passed a new potentially transformative children’s privacy law. The new measure, the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act (“CAADCA” or “Act”), establishes a comprehensive framework that requires businesses to prioritize the “best interests of the child” when designing, developing, and providing online services such as websites, online video games…

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Tech Companies Need to Prepare for the Data Privacy Implications of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

In overturning Roe v. Wade and eliminating the constitutional right to abortion in the U.S., Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization has caused a seismic shift in constitutional jurisprudence. The Dobbs ruling and the legislation criminalizing abortion that has followed in a number of states threaten to alter numerous dimensions…

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Connecticut Becomes Latest State to Pass Comprehensive Data Privacy Law

On May 10, 2022, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed into law an Act Concerning Personal Data Privacy and Online Monitoring (“Connecticut Data Privacy Act”,  “CTDPA” or the “Act”). Like the California Privacy Rights Act, Colorado Privacy Act, Utah Consumer Privacy Act, and Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act, the Act provides…

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United States to Join Cross-Border Privacy Effort

The United States is making efforts to further ease the burden of managing cross-border data transfers amid vast and often divergent privacy regulations across the globe. In addition to the recent announcement from the EU and U.S. on agreement for the Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework, as announced by the US…

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New Data Protection Rights Coming Soon to Saudi Arabia – Just Not as Soon as Expected

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (“Saudi Arabia” or the “Kingdom”) has enacted the Personal Data Protection Law (“PDPL”), the country’s first comprehensive data protection law. The PDPL was scheduled to become effective on March 23, 2022 but full implementation was recently delayed until March 17, 2023, a positive development for…

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Utah Passes Comprehensive Consumer Privacy Legislation

On March 24, 2022, Utah became the fourth U.S. state to adopt consumer data privacy legislation after Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed the Utah Consumer Privacy Act (“UCPA”).  The UCPA is largely based on the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (“VCDPA”). It regulates how a controller (defined by the UCPA…

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U.S. Senators Introduce New Bill to Protect Minors Online – The Kids Online Safety Act

As President Biden calls for stronger online privacy protections for children, Congress has been busy at work to answer the bell. On February 16, 2022, Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) & Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced their highly anticipated bill aimed at protecting children’s health and well-being online – the Kids Online…

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Approaching Deadline for Data Controller Registration and Representation Requirements in Turkey

Data controllers processing personal data in Turkey must register with the Turkish Data Controllers Registry, “VERBIS”, to notify the Turkish Data Protection Authority (“DPA”) of their processing activities by 31 December 2021, under penalty of a fine. In addition, data controllers not established in Turkey (“foreign controllers”) will need to…

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Québec Adopts New Comprehensive Data Protection Law

On September 22, 2021, Bill 64, the Act to Modernize Legislative Provisions respecting the Protection of Personal Information[1] (the “Act”) received royal assent in Québec.  This important and comprehensive new data protection law will usher in significant changes to the protection of personal data in Québec, bringing the privacy regulatory…

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