Weekly Privacy News Update – Episode 10

State reps hopeful for the passage of Oklahoma Data Privacy Act

Oklahoma state Reps. Josh West, R-Grove, and Collin Walke, D-Oklahoma City, are eager that the Oklahoma Data Privacy Act will be discussed and passed in the upcoming session with the Oklahoma Senate Judiciary Committee. The Oklahoma Data Privacy Act already passed the House of Representatives in 2020. The state reps also filed the amended 2022 bill that aims to acknowledge privacy as a Constitutional right. Another legislation that will require organizations that collect consumers’ personal information online to share what data is being collected and why openly; was filed by State Rep. Logan Phillips, R-Mounds.

Source: IAPPOklahoma State Legislature

Director of Belgian DPA quits

The Belgium Data Protection Authority director, Alexandra Jaspar, handed in her resignation due to the “lack of independence”  inside the organization. Meanwhile, the European Commission is out for legal action for identical matters. According to Jaspar, a few members of the DPA “wear two hats,” which forms a conflict of interest in the case of supporting data privacy in Belgium.

Source: IAPPThe Brussels Times

Dutch DPA issues EUR 2.75 million penalty to tax admin

The Tax and Customs Administration of the Netherlands faces a EUR 2.75 fine issued by the Dutch data protection authority (DPA) Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens. The penalty was because of data processing violations according to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Dutch DPA pointed out the “unlawful, discriminatory, and therefore improper” processing by the administration using the dual nationality data that belonged to applicants for childcare allowance. According to their chairman Aleid Wolfsen, the case is a sample of “unlawful processing with an algorithm has violated the right to non-discrimination.”

Source: IAPPAutoriteit Persoonsgegevens

Indian Parliament will examine PDPB on Dec. 21

India’s Parliament will likely hold a final report on the Personal Data Protection Bill (PDPB)  with its Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC). The examination of the bill was expected at the beginning of the Parliament’s Winter Session. Still, the JPC gave a final extension for submitting their report so that inconsistency within committee members can be resolved.

Source: IAPPIndia Times

Masha Komnenic CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT, FIP
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Written by Masha Komnenic CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT, FIP

Masha is an Information Security and Data Privacy Specialist and a Certified Data Protection Officer. She has been a Data Protection Officer for the past six years, helping small and medium-sized enterprises achieve legal compliance. She has also been a privacy compliance mentor to many international business accelerators. She specializes in implementing, monitoring, and auditing business compliance with privacy regulations (HIPAA, PIPEDA, ePrivacy Directive, GDPR, CCPA, POPIA, LGPD). Masha studied Law at Belgrade University, and she passed the Bar examination in 2016. More about the author

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