Here are key highlights from June 2022 detailing global news and regulatory updates.
US & Canada
- Canada introduces new federal privacy legislation to replace PIPEDA, including legislation on artificial intelligence
- Canadian Prime Minister appoints Philippe Dufresne as the country’s next privacy commissioner starting June 27
- Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner decision on de-identifying health data, as discussed by Fasken attorneys
- US lawmakers circulating draft federal privacy bill with bipartisan support, with commentary from privacy experts Woodrow Hartzog and Neil Richards
- US department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issues guidance to protect patient privacy in the wake of Supreme Court decision on Roe
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- Chinese national committee releases on cross-border data processing
- India’s new data law non-personal or anonymized data sets within its scope, according to officials
- Indonesia’s Law on Personal Data Protection in the House of Representatives, with no indication of when it will be enacted
- New Zealand government Michael Webster as Privacy Commissioner, replacing John Edwards
- Thailand’s Personal Data Protection Act is since June 1, after two delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic