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California and Brazil Consider Serious New Legislation

PRIVACY LAW

August 26, 2013

This week’s Privacy Tracker roundup of legal developments highlights a California bill passed by the state Senate that would require certain website operators and online service providers to disclose whether they honor users’ "do not track" requests and a bill proposed in the Michigan Assembly that could mean fines and jail time for law enforcement officers who track suspects using GPS without a warrant. Wisconsin is poised to be the ninth state this year to pass an employee social media privacy law. And, in Brazil, work is ongoing towards the nation’s first set of data protection and Internet governance laws—including a new amendment requiring data to be stored locally, which is raising concerns among U.S. tech companies. (IAPP member login required.)
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