Around the world, policymakers are focusing on ways to improve privacy frameworks. More than 120 countries currently have a privacy or data protection law enacted. Significant developments in the European Union, with the General Data Protection Regulation becoming applicable in May 2018, have had an impact on US based organizations that conduct business globally and on how regulators around the world think about privacy frameworks. Global approaches to privacy protection differ based on different legal traditions. Still, there is significant common ground in the commitment to empowering individuals with respect to the collection and use of personal data, and to protecting people against harm from the use of their data. FPF closely follows developments in EU policymaking and regulation supported by our local office in Brussels, as well as developments in APEC, and Latin America. We keep our stakeholders informed of relevant changes, case-law, guidance, policies, and legal requirements, while also providing background and in-depth analysis in order to support them in being ahead of key developments globally. FPF’s global work is led by Dr. Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna.
The recent amendments to Japan’s data protection law contain a number of new provisions certain to alter – and for many foreign businesses, transform – the ways in which companies conduct business in or with Japan.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) today released a new infographic, Youth Privacy and Data Protection 101 which provides an overview of the opportunities and risks for kids online, along with potential protection strategies. It also features young people’s voices from around the world on their preferences and attitudes toward privacy. “We […]
By Srivats Shankar, FPF Legal Intern For the 14th annual Computers, Privacy and Data Protection conference, which took place between 27 and 29 January, 2021, FPF hosted a panel of experts to discuss “US Privacy Law: The Beginning of a New Era”, whose recording has just been published. The panel was moderated by Dr. Gabriela […]
Author: Dr. Luca Belli Dr. Luca Belli is Professor at FGV Law School, Rio de Janeiro, where he leads the CyberBRICS Project and the Latin American edition of the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) conference. The opinions expressed in his articles are strictly personal. The author can be contacted at [email protected] The Brazilian Supreme Federal […]
The Future of Privacy Forum announces the appointment of Malavika Raghavan as Senior Fellow for India, expanding our Global Privacy team to one of the key jurisdictions for the future of privacy and data protection law. Malavika is a thought leader and a lawyer working on interdisciplinary research, focusing on the impacts of digitisation on […]
India: Massive overhaul of digital regulation, with strict rules for take-down of illegal content and Automated scanning of online content
On February 25, the Indian Government notified and published Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital media Ethics Code) Rules 2021. These rules mirror the Digital Services Act (DSA) proposal of the EU to some extent, since they propose a tiered approach based on the scale of the platform, they touch on intermediary liability, content moderation, take-down of […]
Russia: New Law Requires Express Consent for Making Personal Data Available to the Public and for Any Subsequent Dissemination
Authors: Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna and Regina Iminova Amendments to the Russian general data protection law (Federal Law No. 152-FZ on Personal Data) adopted at the end of 2020 enter into force today (Monday, March 1st), with some of them having the effective date postponed until July 1st. The changes are part of a legislative package that […]
International data flows have been top of mind in the past year for digital rights advocates, companies and regulators, particularly international transfers following the Schrems II judgment of the Court of Justice of the EU from last July. As data protection authorities assess how to use technical safeguards and contractual measures to support data flows […]
by Rob van Eijk and Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna On January 28, 2021, the German Federal Ministry of the Interior organized a conference celebrating the 40th Data Protection Day, the date on which the Council of Europe’s data protection convention, known as “Convention 108”, was opened for signature. One of the invited speakers and panelists was Prof. […]
South Korean Personal Information Protection Commission Announces Three-Year Data Protection Policy Plan
by Jasmine Park On November 24, 2020, the South Korean Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC), the nation’s central administrative agency tasked with protecting the privacy rights of individuals by enforcing the country’s privacy laws, released its revised three-year “Personal Information Protection Master Plan” (‘21-‘23). A wide range of policies that balance both the protection and […]