Global news roundup: Oct. 19-26, 2021

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In this week’s Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, Australia released draft legislation that would increase penalties and require parental consent for children under 16. Brazil’s Senate Plenary approved a proposed constitutional amendment making personal data protection a fundamental right. The European Data Protection Board adopted a final version of its guidelines on restrictions of data subject rights under the EU General Data Protection Regulation’s Article 23. And, the “IAPP-EY Annual Privacy Governance Report 2021” was released, which takes a look at  the progress of organizations in adapting to new laws, including the California Privacy Rights Act and other U.S. state laws, and Brazil’s General Data Protection Law.

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Australia’s draft Online Privacy Bill would impose higher penalties for privacy violations, create a new Online Privacy Code, and require social media companies to obtain parental consent for users under 16.
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The Washington Post reports European Union Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders said he wants to work with U.S. regulators to better protect consumers online.

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