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.

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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