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Privacy In Focus | May 13th


by Leanna Cofano

We bring you a round up of articles and updates in the data sphere.

UK: This year the Queen’s speech 2022 gave specific notice to Data Protection in the UK, looking to a Bill with the purpose to:

  • take advantage of the benefits of Brexit to create a world class data rights regime that will allow for the creation of a new pro-growth and trusted UK data protection framework that reduces burdens on businesses, boosts the economy, helps scientists to innovate, and improves the lives of people in the UK.
  • increase industry participation in Smart Data Schemes, which will give citizens and small businesses more control of their data, and help those who need healthcare treatments, by helping improve appropriate access to data in health and social care contexts.
  • modernise the Information Commissioner’s Office (‘ICO’), making sure it has the capabilities and powers to take stronger action against organisations who breach data rules while requiring it to be more accountable to Parliament and the public.

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Global: Google recently expanded the types of data people can ask to have removed from search results, to include personal contact information like your phone number, email address or physical address. The move comes just months after Google rolled out a new policy enabling people under the age of 18 (or a parent/guardian) to request removal of their images from Google search results.

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India: An interesting option piece on the state of Indian affairs regarding data policy in the direction of a ‘surveillance state’

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Italy: Following case studies of situations intended to decrease corruption the Italian data privacy guarantor has suggestions for managing whistleblowing systems, guaranteeing the confidentiality of employees and other people who report illegal conduct.

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