Kevin Kim, CIPP/C, CIPT, CIPM, FIP former Chief Privacy Officer, Canadian Western Bank Financial Group
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been making far more influence on the privacy landscape online than expected since its enactment by the European Union (EU) on May 25th, 2018.
Google and Facebook, two of the most powerful digital platforms, were heavily scrutinized and penalized with hefty fines for their non-compliance in the European market. GDPR has also driven many countries, such as Japan, Brazil, and South Korea, to follow suit by strengthening their privacy laws. All 50 states in the United States have also joined the camp by amending their privacy laws - albeit to varying degrees - to make privacy breach reporting mandatory.
Most notably, the State of California developed its own GDPR-style privacy law called “California Consumer Protection Act” (CCPA) and will enact in January 2020. Moreover, two federal privacy bills were recently submitted to the Congress aiming to be the very first federal-level, comprehensive privacy law in the U.S. Canada is no exception in this privacy-aware trend. The ruling liberal party made clear that modernizing privacy legislation to protect citizens online will be one of the party’s priorities.
This presentation will talk about current trends in privacy field in terms of regulatory requirements in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, discuss what to expect in 2020, and what to do to make sure that all the organizations and institutions are compliant with applicable laws and regulations in their jurisdiction.