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In this week’s Privacy Tracker legislative roundup, read about what the passage of the U.S. CLOUD Act may mean going forward, including in Australia. Bermuda’s Personal Information Protection Act goes into effect in December. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India is expected to publish this month recommendations on data ownership, privacy and security for the app developers and companies. New Zealand’s Parliament conducted the first round of debates on its Privacy Bill with all sitting members in support. In the U.S., two Democratic senators introduced the Customer Online Notification for Stopping Edge-provider Network Transgressions Act aimed at enhancing consumer privacy, a California ballot initiative seeks to establish new consumer privacy rights and expand liability for consumer data breaches, and a proposal in Illinois would add exemptions to its biometric privacy law.

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The Australian Financial Review offers insight on what the U.S. CLOUD Act will mean for businesses in Australia.
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Australia’s Notifiable Data Breaches regime is now in place, Lexology offers an overview of the law and guidance on compliance.
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This Eversheds Sutherland Legal Alert outlines Bermuda’s new Personal Information Protection Act, which goes into effect in December.
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Denmark is considering an ethics council for data use, similar to one that already exists for health care in the country, The Local Denmark reports.
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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India is expected to publish recommendations on data ownership, privacy and security for the app developers and companies, seeking to increase regulation for data flows from the users to app companies, Technology News reports.
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SecurityBrief NZ reports that New Zealand’s Parliament unanimously supported a proposed Privacy Bill in its first round of debates.
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A U.K. Judge has ruled against Google in a right to be forgotten case, which may have broad repercussions going forward, The Guardian reports.
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Alabama’s Data Breach Notification Act of 2018 becomes effective June 1; JD Supra offers an overview of the law.
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ICYMI

Law School Center for Internet and Society Director of Privacy Albert Gidari writes for Privacy Perspectives about the questions that have emerged with the passage of the CLOUD Act, including what Microsoft and Ireland intend to do now that a CLOUD Act warrant has been issued.
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US

Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Ed Markey, D-Mass., have proposed the Customer Online Notification for Stopping Edge-provider Network Transgressions Act aimed at enhancing consumer privacy, Ars Technica reports.
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A ballot initiative seeking to establish new consumer privacy rights and expand liability for consumer data breaches will be voted on in California’s November 2018 election, MediaPost reports.
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A bill has been proposed aimed at introducing exemptions for the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, the Electronic Frontier Foundation reports.
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According to an analysis, Oregon’s new data breach notification law will not extend its 45-day reporting requirement to HIPAA covered entities, which are instead subject to a 60-day data breach requirement under federal law, HealthITSecurity reports.
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The 7th Circuit Court recently ruled that banks cannot recover financial losses from an investigation into fraudulent activity as a result of a company’s data breach, Courthouse News reports.
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Uber has agreed to expand its proposed settlement with the Federal Trade Commission related to its 2016 data breach.
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The Electronic Privacy Information Center has released a guide on the major developments in U.S. privacy law ahead of the 63rd meeting of the International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications in Budapest.
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CANADA

Former Interim Privacy Commissioner Chantal Bernier discussed what organizations need to do to prepare for the country’s mandatory breach notification requirements coming into effect Nov. 1, Canadian Underwriter reports.
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The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada announced it has undergone a restructuring, MobileSyrup reports.
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EUROPE

The European Union has unveiled a proposal to give consumers more power to sue companies if their rights have been violated, Reuters reports. Under the new rules, EU consumer law would be extended to cover “free� digital services where consumers provide personal data, including social media information, email accounts and cloud storage services.
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A European Commission official said companies will be penalized if they suffered a data breach before the EU General Data Protection Regulation implementation deadline but it is not revealed to the public until after May 25, EUobserver reports.
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The Irish High Court has once again sent questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union on Facebook sharing data with U.S. surveillance agencies. The High Court will be seeking a preliminary ruling on questions related to the case.
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Article 29 Working Party Chairwoman Andrea Jelinek said the agency is forming a Social Media Working Group in response to the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica revelations, Reuters reports.
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