Anu Talus appointed Data Protection Officer

The Government has today appointed Dr. Anu Talus, Data Protection Commissioner, as of 1 November 2020, when the current Data Protection Commissioner, Reijo Aarnio, will retire. The term of office of the Data Protection Officer shall be five years. Talus has served as Assistant Data Protection Officer in the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner since August 2019.

Facebook says Apple's new privacy rules could spare its own apps but hit smaller companies

Facebook Inc on Wednesday warned that privacy changes coming from Apple Inc could hurt smaller developers such as gaming companies disproportionately but will likely leave its own apps mostly unscathed.

Schrems II Re-Examined: how could it change the game for the EU GDPR?

The Court of Justice of the EU’s judgment in Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Limited, Maximillian Schrems (“Schrems II”; case C-311/18) of 16 July has already received significant attention. Now that the dust has somewhat settled, however, it deserves re-examination in light of its significant implications for the regulation of international data transfers under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

Colleges Weigh Transparency Versus Privacy When It Comes to Covid-19 Data

When the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sent students text alerts this month of four Covid-19 clusters, Annie Ferry had a simple question that hinted at a privacy debate looming over campuses around the country.

House approves amendment on the validity of the Data Protection Law and concludes MP vote s

The Chamber of Deputies approved the postponement to December 31, 2020, of most of the rules of the General Data Protection Law (LGPD). The date appears in the amendment of deputy Evair Vieira de Melo (PP-ES) to Provisional Measure 959/20.

Source: Agência Câmara de Notícias