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Below are snapshots of recent global updates courtesy of Nymity Research

Best Practices: ADGM on Data Subjects’ Rights
Data subjects have various rights under the Regulations (such as access rights, right to be notified that personal data is being processed, right to rectification and erasure); ensure these rights are complied with unless an exception applies, carry out a risk assessment if decisions are made solely on automated processing as this is a high risk activity, respond to access requests without undue delay, and ensure information provided data subjects is concise, transparent, intelligible and easily accessible. Read more here.

COVID-19: ICO UK Clarifies Process for Vaccine and Status Checks
Nightclubs and organisers of large events must be clear, open and honest with people before the event about what the venue is doing with their personal data (i.e., provide a privacy policy on their website and/or social media, post signage), determine if the venue is supposed to conduct a purely visual check or complete a digital scan of a QR code (digital scans must only be done using an official government app), and ensure staff can answer questions about what data will be collected and how it will be used. Read more here.

Legislation: California Protects Confidentiality of Sensitive Medical Services
Effective July 1, 2022, health care service plans and health insurance plans will recognize the confidentiality rights of “protected individuals” (any adult covered by a subscriber’s health plan or minor who does need parental consent to receive health care services) by allowing them to receive sensitive services (mental and sexual health, substance use, gender affirming care) without the authorization of the subscriber, and limiting communication with the subscriber about the receipt of such services by a protected individual under their plan. Read more here.

Connected Cars: China Issues Data Security Rules
Effective October 1, 2021, automobile data processors are required to abide by principles of in-vehicle processing, non-collection of data by default, maintaining suitable precision and accuracy of vehicle data, and anonymizing where possible; “important data” must be stored in China, have a complete security assessment prior to transfer overseas, and be reported on annually to the relevant authorities. Read more here

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