A Push for More Data Privacy in New Zealand

A Push for More Data Privacy in New Zealand

By: Gary Gonzalez

Data privacy is a hot topic around the globe. The General Data Protection Regulation is a leading factor for this trend. The regulation affects all companies conducting business within the European Union. One of the countries seeking to increase its data privacy laws is New Zealand. The United States, however, has taken a step in the other direction. This paper will briefly touch on the upcoming changes to U.S. privacy laws, and then explain the proposed changes to New Zealand’s privacy laws.

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Watch Out: Your Privacy Policy may have International Implications

Watch Out: Your Privacy Policy may have International Implications

By Gary Gonzalez.

Last year, Facebook acquired WhatsApp for almost $19 Billion. Throughout the process, Facebook and WhatsApp told the public it would not change the data privacy that WhatsApp offered its customer. However, after the purchase was completed, Facebook changed its policy regarding the use of data from WhatsApp customers. Today's post discusses the international laws that the change implicates and how some courts are handling consumer's complaints.

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