The world is now enveloped in a chain of different data privacy bills.
Anyone can say that the Cambridge Analytica and Facebook data-sharing scandal started it all that prompted the European Union to impose stricter regulations on data privacy bill regarding the collection and storing of personal information.
In Brazil, President Michel Temer inked a data protection bill into law on August 14. The new regulations will be implemented within 18 months. It’s objective is to protect individuals and business online data. It also aims to counter the commercial use of personal information including names, addresses, and telephone numbers without the consent of the owners.
The newly-signed data privacy bill is applicable to both public and private organizations that gather and process data in Brazil. It apprehends that organizations will require to notify users when data is gathered and delete it once the transaction has finished or if the user opted not to be contacted anymore.
Consecutive punishments await organizations that will fail to comply. They will be fined 2% of the company’s revenue to a maximum of 50 million which is equivalent to $12.8 million. In the event of data leaks, the new data privacy bill requires the consumers be quickly notified while the party that possesses the data should be held accountable for any corruption with respect to the breach.
In Kenya, the ICT Ministry has proposed a data privacy bill that will safeguard the information held by both companies and government agencies. The Kenya Data Protection Bill 2018 orders around the way personal data can be accumulated, utilized, distributed, and stored by data handlers. There will be a $50,000 fine or a jail term of five years for those that will defy the provisions.
Typical aspects of modern data protection and data privacy bill like the obligation of data controllers and boosts the right to the accuracy or to be forgotten, and authorizing individuals to request correction or elimination of their data by an agency, contained in the projected measure.
Rwanda, which is situated in East Africa is the only country that has a data privacy bill known as the ICT Act 2016. It imposes a penalty on those with an intentional seizure of services or amendments of information without consent. It also provides the regulatory officials the capability to force sanctions in the event of faults.
Uganda’s data privacy bill was put on hold in April 2016 in the parliament and still on debate while Tanzania’s Personal Data Protection Bill was drafted in 2009 and still waiting for publishing.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed the nation’s data privacy bill and will launch the national ID system on Saturday, August 25. He signed it into law earlier this month citing its advantage to help the government in warding off social plagues of poverty, abomination, and lawless issues such as violence and egregious activism.
Its objective is to consolidate all government-issued IDs that would create just a single ID. The national ID will be known as the Philippine ID or Phil-ID that is advantageous for faster transactions. It contains information that is not much different from the data that government agencies already have.
It is the central asset of the Decenternet infrastructure which is schemed to introduce a non-interfering alternative solution to the existent internet ecosystem. Its basic objective is to deliver a technological solution that will unfold the vision of growth and perseverance on the planet without the use of politics or violence.