Zeyn Bhyat of ENSafrica reports that South Africa’s comprehensive privacy law, known as the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013, will become effective on July 1, 2020. POPIA acts as the more detailed framework legislation supporting South Africa’s constitutional right to privacy.
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In May, Senator Alessandro Vieira presented Bill n. 2630/2020 to the Brazilian Senate, which the Senate is calling the “Fake News Law.” Last Friday, June 19, 2020, an unofficial new version of the Bill was distributed and caught the attention of the Brazilian privacy community.
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On June 19, 2020, France’s Highest Administrative Court upheld the French Data Protection Authority’s decision, whereby the CNIL imposed a fine of 50 million euros on Google under the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
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On June 16, 2020, the European Data Protection Board released a statement on the processing of personal data in the context of reopening borders following the COVID-19 outbreak.
Continue Reading EDPB Releases Statement on the Processing of Personal Data in the Context of Reopening Borders Following the COVID-19 Outbreak