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The Information Regulator ('the Regulator') published, on 3 April 2020, its annual performance plan for the 2020-2021 financial year ('the Plan'), in which it called for the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (Act 4 of 2013) ('POPIA') to be promulgated in the same financial year.

The Hellenic Data Protection Authority ('HDPA') issued, on 31 March 2020, its opinion ('the Opinion') on the sharing and processing of sensitive personal data on ASEP's webpage, as provided under Article 36 of the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) ('GDPR'), and as requested by the Council of Civil Personnel Selection

The Electronic Privacy Information Center ('EPIC') announced, on 5 April 2020, that it had a sent a letter ('the Letter') to the Federal Trade Commission ('FTC') urging it to investigate the business practices of Zoom Video Communications, Inc. and to issue best practices for online conferencing services.

The Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner ('FDPIC') issued, on 3 April 2020, an evaluation ('the Evaluation') of the Federal Office of Public Health ('FOPH') use of data collected by Swisscom AG in the context of the COVID-19 ('Coronavirus') epidemic deciding that the same complies with data protection law.

The National Centre for Cybersecurity ('CERT') issued, on 4 April 2020, its Working from Home Security Considerations ('the Guidance'), highlighting working from home best practiced for end-users and system administrators.

The Office of the Ombudsman ('the Ombudsman') called, on 3 April 2020, for compliance with the Data Protection Law, 2017 (Law 33 of 2017) ('the Law') in relation to COVID-19 ('Coronavirus').

The Agency for Personal Data Protection and Free Access to Information ('AZLP') announced, on 3 April 2020, that Ivan Medojevic had been appointed as Director of the AZLP following him winning a majority of votes in an open election. 

Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson announced, on 12 March 2020, that she along with five other Congressmen had introduced the bill for the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act of 2020 (HR 6216) ('the Bill') to the House of Representatives ('the House') and released a summary ('the Summary') on the same.

The Attorney General's ('AG') Department released, on 6 April 2020, questions and answers ('Q&As') on privacy and human rights during the COVID-19 ('Coronavirus') outbreak.

The European Data Protection Board ('EDPB') published, on 3 April 2020, its agenda ('the Agenda') of its 19th meeting.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation ('FBI') issued, on 30 March 2020, advice on teleconferencing hijackings ('the advice'). In particular, the Advice follows recent reports of  video-teleconferencing ('VTC') hijacking also called 'Zoom-bombing' are emerging nationwide.

The National Privacy Commission ('NPC') issued, on 4 April 2020, its bulletin on collecting the minimum necessary information when providing financial aid and other relief packages to those affected by COVID-19 ('Coronavirus') quarantine measures.

The Italian data protection authority ('Garante') published, on 2 April 2020, a list ('the List') of laws and regulations related to the COVID-19 ('Coronavirus') emergency with an impact on data protection. In particular, the List aims to faciliate the research of applicable provisions for data controllers and processors.

The European Commission ('the Commission') announced, on 3 April 2020, that it had adopted the proposal ('the Proposal') to postpone the application of Regulation (EU) 2017/745 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2017 on medical devices, amending Directive 2001/83/EC, Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 and Regulation (EC) No 1223/2

The Idaho Attorney General ('AG'), Lawrence G. Wasden, announced, on 3 April 2020, that, following the U.S.

The Minister of Justice and Human Rights, Fernando Castañeda Portocarrero, announced, on 4 April 2020, that the right of privacy of COVID-19 ('Coronavirus') patients continues to be violated through the dissemination of patient data without their prior, written consent, in violation of the Law No.

The National Institute for Transparency, Access to Information and Personal Data Protection ('INAI') released, on 2 April 2020, a statement ('the Statement') calling on extreme precautions with the personal data of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 ('Coronavirus').

The Dutch data protection authority ('AP') announced, on 2 April 2020, that it had sent, on 30 March 2020, a letter ('the Letter') to the Minister of Medical Care ('the Minister'), approving doctors to view patient medical files through an electronic exchange system with the written or verbal consent of COVID-19 ('Coronavirus') patients, unless

The Paraguay Minister of Technology and Information and Communication ('MITIC') announced, on 31 March 2020, that it is releasing a web platform whereby individuals who enter the country can register and update their personal and medical data during the COVID-19 ('Coronaviru') pandemic.

The Belgian Data Protection Authority ('the Belgian DPA') addressed, on 31 March 2020, the processing of health data in the context of COVID-19 ('Coronavirus') regarding health apps. In particular, the Belgian DPA outlined key principles which health app providers must follow.

The Financial Markets Authority ('FMA') issued, on 6 April 2020, a formal warning to Tiger Brokers Limited and six other firms for anti-money laundering ('AML') violations.

The Bank of Korea ('BOK') announced, on 6 April 2020, the introduction of a pilot test for a central bank digital currency ('the Pilot Test'). In particular, the BOK highlighted that the Pilot Test aims to review both the technical and legal requirements needed for implementing a digital currency and sustaining its operation.

The European Commission ('the Commission') launched, on 3 April 2020, a public consultation on a New Digital Finance Strategy for Europe/FinTech Action Plan.

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority ('FINMA') published, on 2 April 2020, its annual report for 2019 ('the Annual Report’) concentrating on its main activities, annual financial statement, and enforcement actions.

The Personal Information Protection Commission ('PPC') announced, on 1 April 2020, that it had updated its question and answer on Personal Information Protection at Financial Institutions ('the Q&A').

The Inter-American Development Bank ('IDB') published, on 4 February 2020, its Transparency and Integrity Sector Framework Document ('the Report').

The Financial Action Task Force ('FATF') President, Xiangmin Liu, issued, on 1 April 2020, a statement ('the Statement') on COVID-19 ('Coronavirus') and measures to combat illicit financing.

The Gambling Commission announced, on 2 April 2020, that it had fined Caesars Entertainment UK Limited, a land-based gambling business, £13 million for anti-money laundering ('AML') and social responsibility failings.