Below are snapshots of recent global updates courtesy of Nymity Research.
COVID-19: Global Privacy Assembly Recommendations for Travel Passports
Governments and entities responsible for processing health data (i.e., vaccination status, negative test results) for domestic and international travel purposes should embed privacy by design and by default into the design of any system, app or data sharing arrangements, conduct a DPIA before the start of processing, abide by data minimisation, purpose limitation and transparency principles, and build sunset clauses into data sharing schemes to account for permanent deletion of data once the pandemic ends. Read more here.
Legislation: Nevada Proposes Amendments to Internet Privacy Act
If passed, data brokers must establish a designated request address for consumers to submit requests for brokers not to sell any covered information, and respond to a verified request within 60 days after receipt of the request (this may be extended an additional 30 days); data brokers may be fined $5,000 for directly or indirectly violating their consumer rights obligations. Read more here.
Legislation: China Seeks Feedback on Amended Draft Omnibus Law
The framework is generally unchanged from the original draft issued in October 2020; material differences include the obligation for controllers to provide a convenient method of withdrawing consent, that the exercise of rights can be executed by close relatives, and a requirement for operators of large online platforms to establish an independent organisation mainly composed of external members, regularly publish social responsibility reports, and cease providing services and products to serious violators of laws and regulations. Read more here.
Legislation: Arizona Enacts Genetic Information Privacy Act
Effective July 23, 2021, a direct-to-consumer genetic testing company must provide clear and complete information about the collection, use and disclosure of consumers’ genetic data, obtain express or informed consent for certain uses (marketing, research, secondary use), and provide a process for consumers to access and delete their genetic data and request destruction of their biological samples; disclosure of genetic data to insurance companies and employers is prohibited. Read more here.
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