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Hello all, and happy Thursday!  

As you may or may not know, today is American Thanksgiving! Since most of the Osano team is based out of the U.S., our offices are closed today and tomorrow (the 23rd and 24th, respectively).

Thus, this week’s newsletter is a little light as well. That being said, a few data privacy stories have come up on our radar (especially the departure of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner!)  

 Why not take a look through before the tryptophan from all that turkey puts you to sleep? 

Happy Holidays! 


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Top Privacy Stories of the Week

How To Be Cookie-Compliant in Sweden: A Checklist 

Between the Swedish Data Protection Act, a limited adoption of the GDPR, and specific guidance from the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority, cookie compliance in Sweden isn’t quite as clear-cut as the rest of Europe. Law firm Bird & Bird provides a quick checklist  

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Irish Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon to Leave Role 

Helen Dixon, the head of Ireland’s Data Protection Commission for the last 9 years, announced that she'll be stepping down from the role in Feb. 2024. Given that the Irish Data Protection Commission is the lead supervisory authority for numerous multinational tech giants, Dixon’s departure may result in a major shift in GDPR enforcement. 

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Judge Rejects X's Attempt to Nullify Its FTC Privacy Settlement 

After acquiring Twitter, Elon Musk went to court in an attempt to overturn an FTC consent decree that imposed stipulations for safeguarding users' personal data. However, a federal judge just rejected that motion, ruling that his court lacked the authority to block the FTC's court order. 

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Colorado Publishes Its Shortlist of Potential Universal Opt-Out Technologies 

Under the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA), businesses must accept opt-out signals from certain universal opt-out mechanisms. To enable compliance, the Colorado Attorney General must develop a list of acceptable universal opt-out mechanisms before January 1st. Now, the Colorado Department of Law has released a shortlist of universal opt-out mechanisms that may make it to the final list. 

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