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Top News: EU-Japan digital partnership, NY’s employee monitoring law, and more

EU, Japan launch digital partnership

The European Council and leaders from Japan launched the EU-Japan Digital Partnership with the aim of promoting cooperation on digital issues to boost economic growth. The parties will continue to cooperate on “Data Free Flow with Trust” to aid safe and secure flows of cross-border data through enhanced privacy and security. Read More

EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) to come into effect in 2023

EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) aimed at curbing big tech companies is expected to come into effect by spring of 2023. The act targets ‘gatekeeper companies’ like Facebook and Google with the power to control distribution in their markets. Read More

Google announces expanded privacy controls

Google announced a range of privacy measures at its I/O 2022 developer conference to help users retain more control over how their data is used by Google applications and Google Search. One such new feature is the “My Ad Center,” which will allow users to customize the types of ads they see according to their interests or opt to see fewer ads on a certain topic. Read More

Costa Rica faces multiple cyberattacks

Costa Rica declared a national emergency due to multiple cyberattacks targeting several government agencies across the county. The Conti ransomware attacks affected agencies including the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Labor and Social Security, and Ministry of Science, Innovation, Technology and Telecommunications. Read More

NY employee monitoring law goes into effect

The amended New York Civil Rights Act went into effect on May 7, 2022. The law requires private employers with places of business anywhere in the state to provide written notice to employees whose emails, internet usage or telephone conversations are monitored or intercepted. Read More

ICO launches AI and data protection risk toolkit

The UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) launched the updated AI and data protection risk toolkit, which "provides a clear methodology to audit AI applications and ensure they process personal data fairly." The tool can be beneficial for professionals in compliance roles and technology specialists. Read More


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