CA Regulators' Bite: Equal to Their Bark?
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November 23, 2023
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?
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
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.
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.
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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Arlo Gilbert is the CEO & co-founder of Osano. An Austin, Texas native, he has been building software companies for more than 25 years in categories including telecom, payments, procurement, and compliance. In 2005 Arlo invented voice commerce, he has testified before congress on technology issues, and is a frequent speaker on data privacy rights.