Issue 181


  • Spanish data protection authority imposed a fine of EUR 20,000 on Quality-Provider SA for processing personal data without a legal basis.
  • Italian data watchdog published guidance on the application of the General Data Protection Regulation.
  • Guernsey’s data protection authority issued guidance on direct marketing activities.


  • New York’s bill for the privacy act was renamed, amended, and recommitted to the Finance Committee.
  • The bill for the creation of the California Interagency AI Working Group was referred to the Committee on Privacy and Consumer protection.
  • California’s bill regarding health information passed its first reading in the state senate.


  • Japan’s data watchdog issued administrative guidance to the developer of ChatGPT, OpenAI L.L.C.
  • The amendments to Taiwan’s Personal Data Protection Act 2015 came into force on 2 June 2023.
  • Hong Kong’s data watchdog issued an order on Softmedia Technology Company Limited for violation of the Personal Data Privacy Ordinance.