Top News: Ohio introduces Privacy Act, WhatsApp faces EU complaints, and more



Ohio introduces new privacy act

State representatives introduced the Ohio Personal Privacy Act that would establish data rights for Ohioans while requiring businesses to adhere to specified data standards. The law would apply to businesses with $25m or more gross revenue in the Buckeye State or businesses that control or process large amounts of data. Read more about it here.


Mastercard barred by the Reserve Bank of India

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has barred Mastercard from onboarding new domestic customers over data storage issues. The restrictions were imposed for being non-compliant with RBI’s directions on storage of payment system data. American Express and Diners Club faced similar prohibitions in April this year. Read the full story here.


Google fined €500m in France

Google was hit with a €500 million fine by the French Competition Authority (FCA) for not negotiating ‘in good faith’ licensing deals