Global News Roundup: Oct. 13-18, 2021                     

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In this week’s Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, Ireland’s Data Protection Commission proposed a fine of up to 36 million euros against Facebook for allegedly violating the EU General Data Protection Regulation’s transparency requirements. Amazon filed an appeal to the proposed 746 million euro GDPR fine handed down by the Luxembourg’s National Commission for Data Protection in July. Italy’s new personal data protection provisions took effect Oct. 11. And U.S. President Joe Biden signed the K-12 Cybersecurity Act, which aims to protect sensitive information maintained by schools.


On a podcast with Euractiv, European Data Protection Supervisor Wojciech Wiewiórowski addressed his proposal for a June 2022 review on the effectiveness of EU GDPR enforcement. Wiewiórowski also touched on GDPR one-stop shop, EU-U.S. Privacy Shield replacement and e-Privacy Regulation negotiations.


IAPP Westin Fellow Sam Adams dissects the draft regulations on the widespread use of algorithmic recommendation technology announced by the People’s Republic of China. The regulations will affect nearly one in five

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