Privacy laws

Some help with legal information about GDPR and other privacy laws

The CNIL and Cookie Use

The French Data Protection Authority (the CNIL) published an updated version of their cookie guidelines in the fall of 2020. The document covered recommendations for obtaining user consent to store or read non-essential cookies and similar technologies on their devices.

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Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) Cookie Guidelines

From August to December of 2019, the Data Protection Commission (DPC) of Ireland collected information from a swath of popular Irish websites in order to document their use and deployment of cookies and tracking tools. Their goal was to determine whether or not the organizations were in compliance with existing Irish cookie and tracking tool guidelines, and whether users’ consent was obtained and taken into account as per the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Thailand’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)

First passed in 2019, Thailand’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) will finally come into full effect on June 1st, 2022. The PDPA is structured entirely around the idea of end-user consent, which means that websites must obtain express and explicit consent from their users before cookies or tracking tools can be activated. The same regulations have been put in place successfully in other parts of the world, such as the European Union’s GDPR and Malaysia’s PDPA.

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South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act

The South African population recently gained rights over their personal information. Enforcement of South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) began on July 1, 2021, and the law was modeled closely after the European Union’s GDPR. It’s been a long-time coming, as variations of this law have been in the works for almost 20 years.

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Turkish Personal Data Protection Law: KVKK

The Turkish Personal Data Protection Law No. 6698, also known as the KVKK, came onto the books in April of 2016, shortly before the European Union’s GDPR.

Both laws were tailored to their region’s court systems and maintain similar objectives. They share some distinct similarities and differences in the way that they are structured, and companies that serve customers in both regions are required to follow both.

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Does Your Website Comply with PIPEDA?

First enacted in 2001, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) served as an important first step in safeguarding the privacy rights of Canadians. The purpose of PIPEDA is to regulate how businesses collect, utilize, and share personal information, primarily focusing on commercial activities. Two decades on, this cornerstone legislation is now seen as having ”more bark than bite.” That may all change in 2021.

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GDPR After Brexit

Now that Britain has officially exited the European Union (on paper, anyway), website owners are wondering how Brexit will affect the way they handle cookie consents from website visitors in the EU and UK. While some things have changed, much stays the same — until June of 2021, that is. Currently, there is more cross-border bureaucracy, and much of that is playing out online in how businesses transact with each other.

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What is the LGPD?

Following a series of delays, Brazil's LGPD is now in effect. Recently, President Jair Bolsonaro issued a provisional measure that would have postponed the effective date of the LGPD until May 3, 2021. In an unexpected move, the Senate rejected the president’s provisional measure. Now the LGPD will become law — without ANPD in place — when the bill reaches the president's desk, sometime within the next two weeks.

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The Latest on ePR and Cookie Consent

While Europe's replacement for 2002's “Cookie Directive” has yet to pass through the European Parliament, it’s only a matter of time before the ePR (ePrivacy Regulation) becomes law. So, what does this legislation and cookie consent mean for your business? Your online communications? And, what effect will this law have on organizations and individuals outside the EU?

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What is CCPA?

Starting January 1st, 2020, businesses transacting with California residents need to ensure their data collection practices comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). You may be asking, “What does the CCPA mean for my business?” And, more importantly, “How do I make sure that my communications and digital interactions with individuals in California are legal?Cookie Script, the company behind the popular cookie privacy compliance tool, has put together this helpful guide that will answer everything you need to know about the CCPA and how it will impact your business.

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Everything You Need to Know About GDPR

In Europe, years of preparation and speculation came to a head, when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became law in May of 2018. It’s now been on the books for a few years.

GDPR replaced outdated data protection regulation that was nearly 20 years old. The E.U. deemed it necessary to update and modernize regulations so that they fit the online world, where people become increasingly likely to share personal information more freely than ever before.

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Italian Cookie Law explained

On the 3rd of June 2014, Italian Data Protection Authority (DPA) has published official instructions for websites on how users should be informed about cookie usage (also known as "Cookie Law"). Deadline for implementation of those instructions is 12 month, which is 3rd of June 2015. Below you will find a summary of those instructions and a checklist to make sure your website is compliant with Italian Cookie Law.

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