On October 29, 2020, the non-governmental organization co-founded by privacy activist Max Schrems, None of Your Business, announced it can now file representative actions and claim damages on behalf of consumers for violations of various laws regarding consumer protection (including data protection law) in Belgium.
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Join us on November 5, 2020, for a webinar with representatives from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office and the French Data Protection Authority to explore the latest developments on cookie guidance and compare their respective approaches. This blog entry provides a link to register.
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On October 13, 2020, France’s highest administrative court issued a summary judgment that rejected a request for the suspension of France’s centralized health data platform, Health Data Hub.
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On October 15, 2020, Brazil’s President Bolsonaro officially nominated the five Directors of the new Brazilian data protection authority, as published in the Brazilia Official Journal. The Decree establishing the ANPD is now fully in effect; however, all five nominations still need to be approved by the Brazilian Senate.
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