Illinois bill aims at eliminating BIPA (Biometric Information Privacy Act)’s private right of action

On February 25, 2019, an Illinois Senator introduced SB2134 to amend the Biometric Information Privacy Act (740 ILCS 14/1 et seq., BIPA) creating a  private right of action. The bill is currently in Committee. The majority of BIPA claims have been brought against businesses as class actions seeking statutory damages.   Synopsis Amends the Biometric […]

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Washington State privacy act moves ahead

On Friday, March 22, 2019,  the Washington State House of Representative’s Committee on Innovation, Technology and Economic Development held its first public hearing on the proposed privacy legislation, SB 5376. The Washington privacy act, SB 5376, was introduced January 17, 2019 and passed its third reading in the Senate with 46 votes (against 1) on March […]


Bulgaria adopts GDPR harmonization law

On February 20, 2019, Bulgaria adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679, GDPR) harmonization law. The law amends and supplements the previous data protection act from 2002. It also transposes the EU Law Enforcement Directive (Directive (EU) 2016/680). The new Law on Personal Data Protection (LASLPDP) entered into force on March 2, 2019 […]

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GDPR’s harmonization laws enacted

Below a list of the harmonization laws enacted by each EU member state. Austria: the Datenschutz-Anpassungsgesetz 2018, the “Datenschutzgesetz“. Belgium: Framework Act (Dutch) Framework Act (French), DPA Act (Dutch), DPA Act (French) Croatia: Zakona O Provedbi Opće Uredbe O Zaštiti Podataka, the Act on Implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (Official Gazette no. 42/2018) Cyprus: Law n 125(I)/2018 Czech […]

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County in NY strengthens privacy on wage and salary history to protect women and minorities

On October 2, 2018, the Suffolk County, NY Legislature introduced a local law to restrict access to information regarding salary and earnings (“RISE” act). The legislature of Suffolk County found that “women and racial and ethnic minority workers have historically encountered lower wages and salaries causing a wage gap that pervades all industries,” and that they have been negatively […]

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Italian Data Protection Code expressly provides for the rights of the deceased data subject

The new article 2-terdecies, of the Italian Privacy Code (introduced by Legislative Decree 101/2018), expressly rules on the data protection rights of the deceased. According the Italian Privacy Code, the rights of access, rectification, cancellation, limitation, portability, opposition and the rights relating to fully automated decisions relating to personal data concerning deceased subjects may be […]

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California Consumers Privacy Act got amended and enforcement actions delayed

After only three months from its approval the California Consumers Privacy Act (CCPA) was amended. On September 23, 2018 Senate Bill 1121 was signed into law. The legislation, which takes effect immediately, amends the CCPA, which was passed on June 2018. Among other things, the amendment: – clarifies the definition of “personal information”, explaining that it […]

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Italian GDPR harmonization law is published on the Official Gazette

On September 4, 2018, Legislative Decree n. 101/2018 harmonizing the national privacy law with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was published on the official Italian journal (Gazzetta ufficiale n. 205 04-09-2018). The Legislative Decree does not abrogate the Italian Privacy Code (Legislative Decree 196/2003), which therefore remains in force, but that Code is harmonized with […]

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The California Consumers Privacy Act

On June 28, 2018, California passes Bill 375 (Chau, Hertzberg, Dodd), which will provide Californians with fundamental new consumer privacy rights. In summary, the broad private right of action in the initiative covers instances of data breach – violations are subject to enforcement by the Attorney General – the right to know all a consumer’s […]

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