British Columbia

British Columbia's auditor general Carol Bellringer has published in February 2017 a follow-up report after a 2015 audit of the 2-million Integrated Case Management System used by the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation.  The audit highlighted faults in privacy security related, inter alia, to social programs including child protection, child-care subsidies and income assistance.  While the government has made "significant effort" to improve the system, work is still to be done.

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Mexico issues the Federal Law on Data Protection for the Public Sector

Thanks to the amendment of Art. 6 of the Constitution, Mexico has recently issued the Federal Law on Data Protection for the Public Sector (Ley General de Protección de Datos Personales en Posesión de Sujetos Obligados) thanks to which the privacy protection in Mexico has been increased and has met the best international standards.  This Law equates public and private parties in the protection of privacy, and complies with the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (ETS No. 108) of the Council of Europe.

Click here for the Law

The Peruvian Government creates the National Privacy Authority

In the Official Gazette of Perù dated 7 January 2017, the Peruvian Government published the Decree that creates the Peruvian National Authority for the Transparency and Access to Public Information, that reinforces the regime of protection of personal data and the regulation of the related interests.  At its Art. 6, the Decree also established the Tribunal for the Transparency and Access to Public Information.

The text of the Decree, in Spanish, is accessible here

Google is providing 10,000 Nest Cams to hospitals to help doctors monitor COVID-19 victims

A field test at Mount Sinai in New York is the first outing of this project.

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