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Privacy Law Update: August 8, 2022


Rick Buck Chief Privacy Officer

Stay up to date with this weekly release covering key developments on data privacy laws, technology, and other hot privacy topics!

Newsworthy Updates

CJEU Rules on Interpretation of EU GDPR Special Categories of Data

The Court of Justice of the European Union rendered a decision clarifying how indirect disclosure of sexual orientation data is protected under Article 9 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The court explained such data disclosure falls under the special categories of personal data in Article 9 after consulting Article 4(15) provisions for “data concerning health.” TechCrunch reports on how the decision could have wider implications across a variety of online platforms.

How CPOs Can Protect Medical Data Privacy in a Post-Dobbs America

When the US Supreme Court overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision last month with their decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, it immediately raised the stakes on medical data privacy for individuals and their employers. It also increased the importance of protecting medical data privacy for a wide range of healthcare-related businesses, including: insurers, healthcare providers, and the makers of fitness trackers and wellness apps – and especially fertility tracking apps.

Meta Repeats Why It May Be Forced to Pull Facebook From EU

Meta Platforms Inc. reiterated its warning that it may have no choice but to pull its popular Facebook and Instagram services from the European Union if a new transatlantic data transfer pact doesn’t materialize.   Meta could face an imminent data flow ban from Ireland’s data protection watchdog, which oversees a number of Silicon Valley tech giants based in the country, in a decision that risks impeding transatlantic data flows. The Irish Data Protection Commission could issue its decision on a possible ban of EU-US data transfers under so-called standard contractual clauses in the next three months, Meta said in a regulatory filing.

India Nixes Privacy Legislation

India’s government on Wednesday withdrew a data protection and privacy bill which was first proposed in 2019 and had alarmed big technology companies such as Facebook and Google, announcing it was working on a new comprehensive law.

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Rick Buck is the WireWheel Chief Privacy Officer and acts as a Privacy Advisor to WireWheel clients, helping them with the implementation and optimization of their privacy programs. Over the past 20 years, Rick has…