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Hong Kong Lawmakers Pass Legislation To Overhaul Framework Privacy Ordinance

July 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Privacy

MELBOURNE, Australia—Hong Kong’s Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Allan Chiang, has welcomed the June 27 passage of legislation that would amend Hong Kong’s privacy ordinance, highlighting tighter controls on the transfer or sale of personal data and on its use for direct marketing.

Anxiety Grows As Enforcement Grace Period Nears End For South Korea’s Strict New Privacy Law

March 19, 2012 by  
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Apprehension among businesses about what they must do to comply with Korea’s new “strictest in the world” data protection law is growing as the end of a six-month enforcement grace period looms March 31, panelists said March 8.

U.S. White House Consumer Privacy Blueprint Seeks Framework Law, Business Conduct Codes

February 28, 2012 by  
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The White House Feb. 23 officially released a white paper with recommendations for creating a new consumer privacy protection regime in the United States…

European Commission’s Proposed Data Protection Regulation Calls for Big Fines, Right to Be Forgotten, Breach Notice

February 2, 2012 by  
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The European Union’s influential approach to regulating personal information underwent a sea change Jan. 25 with the release of the European Commission’sproposed data protection regulation…

ANALYSIS: U.S. Volcker Rule Proposal Highlights Regulatory Challenges to Implementation

December 7, 2011 by  
Filed under Financial Services

Among the key provisions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Volcker Rule was designed to address a major concern about the investment banking business: that commercial financial institutions not be allowed to engage in proprietary trading by using customers’ deposits to trade on the bank’s own account…

ANALYSIS: Privacy and Data Protection in Turkey: (Inching) Towards a European Framework

November 3, 2011 by  
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Despite constitutional amendments and the establishment of a strong regulator in the field of telecom privacy, Turkey continues to lack a comprehensive data protection framework in the mold of EU Member States. This imbalance, subjecting a specific sector of the economy to what has sometimes been considered heavy-handed regulation, while leaving other sectors without regulatory guidance or oversight, should be corrected, the authors write. Besides constituting an obstacle in Turkey’s quest to become a member of the European Union, the lack of a modern data protection law limits business opportunities and potential collaboration between Turkish and foreign businesses and law enforcement entities and compromises the fundamental rights of Turkish individuals…

Chances for Thai Privacy Bill Passage Murky after Cabinet Misses September 29 Deadline

October 13, 2011 by  
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The fate of efforts to enact the first data protection framework law in Thailand are uncertain after the country’s Cabinet failed to consider the Personal Data Protection Bill by a Sept. 29 deadline, attorneys told BNA the same day…

Costa Rica’s New Data Protection Statute May Not Meet EU Adequacy, Lawyers Say

September 29, 2011 by  
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Costa Rica’s recently enacted personal data protection law adds the country to a growing list of Latin American nations with such laws, but some experts tell BNA that there are potential weaknesses in the new statute that could endanger any bid for EU adequacy recognition…

Russia Amends Personal Data Statute To Include Cross-Border Transfer Rules

August 9, 2011 by  
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New Russian data protection rules on the cross-border transfer of personal data are included in newly enacted amendments to the country’s personal data privacy law, which were made public July 27…

Mexico Releases Draft Regulations For Framework Data Protection Law

July 15, 2011 by  
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Mexico published draft regulations July 6 for its comprehensive new privacy law…

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