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Association of Information Access Commissioners of Australia and New Zealand (AIAC) meeting communique

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Monday, January 16, 2023

Association of Information Access Commissioners meeting communique

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  • Association of Information Access Commissioners meeting communique
    Communiqué of the Association of Information Access Commissioners of Australia and New Zealand (AIAC) meeting held on 7 to 8 December 2022 in Wellington, New Zealand
    The Association of Information Access Commissioners (AIAC) met in Wellington, New Zealand, on 7 to 8 December, for its second meeting of 2022, hosted by New Zealand’s Chief Ombudsman, Peter Boshier.
  • The AIAC is comprised of independent information commissioners and ombudsmen of Australia and New Zealand who have oversight responsibilities, under their respective state and national jurisdictions, for access to government information laws.
  • The introduction of these first information access laws in 1982 was game-changing for both countries.
  • The right to access information has now further developed in some states and territories where information access laws have evolved to mandate the disclosure of some government-held information.

Privacy Commissioner Publishes an Article entitled “One Year On: A Review of the New Anti-doxxing Regime” at Hong Kong Lawyer

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Monday, January 16, 2023

The Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (the Privacy Commissioner), Ms Ada CHUNG Lai-ling, published an article entitled “One Year On: A Review of the New Anti-doxxing Regime” at Hong Kong Lawyer to explain the new doxxing offences which took effect in October 2021, and recapitulate her Office’s enforcement work and achievements in combatting doxxing over the past year, the education and publicity efforts in raising the public awareness of the new anti-doxxing regime, and the progress made in fostering external enforcement collaborations.

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  • The Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (the Privacy Commissioner), Ms Ada CHUNG Lai-ling, published an article entitled “One Year On: A Review of the New Anti-doxxing Regime” at Hong Kong Lawyer to explain the new doxxing offences which took effect in October 2021, and recapitulate her Office’s enforcement work and achievements in combatting doxxing over the past year, the education and publicity efforts in raising the public awareness of the new anti-doxxing regime, and the progress made in fostering external enforcement collaborations.
  • The Privacy Commissioner highlighted that the implementation of the new anti-doxxing regime safeguards the values of our city as a civilized society and upholds the rule of law across the territory, and does not affect the normal and lawful business activities in Hong Kong, nor the freedom of speech and free flow of information that Hong Kong citizens enjoy.
  • Please click here to read the article.

Refundamentals: How the FTC returns billions to consumers

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

So how do provisions like that translate into real help for real consumers?

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  • So how do provisions like that translate into real help for real consumers?
  • Thats the subject of the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protections Office of Claims and Refunds Annual Report.
  • Covering the period between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017, the Report recaps how FTC cases resulted in orders that returned billions back to consumers.
  • How do we get checks to eligible consumers while outwitting fraudsters who may try to subvert our efforts?
  • In total, during the 12-month period covered by the Report, FTC cases resulted in more than $6.4 billion in refunds for consumers.
  • In other cases, the FTC sent money directly to consumers.
  • Second, what happens if theres money left over after a refund program or if there isnt enough to provide meaningful refunds to individual consumers?
  • In those instances, the FTC sends the money to the U.S. Treasury, where it goes into the General Fund.
  • In other words, we never forget that the money belongs to consumers, so were duty-bound to do our job carefully and efficiently.
  • And its not unusual for the FTC to ask a court to reinstate the full amount if it looks like defendants lied about their finances.

Press release - A strengthened enlargement policy is the EU’s strongest geopolitical tool

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

A strengthened enlargement policy is the EUs strongest geopolitical tool

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  • A strengthened enlargement policy is the EUs strongest geopolitical tool
    - No alternatives should replace enlargement
    - Reform the decision-making process on accession and advance with accession negotiations by qualified majority instead of unanimity
    - Accession negotiations should be concluded by 2030
    MEPs call on the EU to overcome the status quo and reenergise the enlargement process both among member states and in applicant countries.
  • In light of the growing Russian threat to European peace and stability, an enhanced enlargement policy remains the strongest geopolitical tool at the EUs disposal, MEPs argue in a recommendation adopted in plenary on Wednesday.
  • The Recommendation on the New EU Strategy for Enlargement adopted by MEPs urges the EU to make EU funding and its tangible results more visible in enlargement countries.
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    The rapporteur Tonino Picula (S&D, HR) said: This house has always been the most prominent supporter of enlargement.

PCPD Publishes A Set of Frequently Asked Questions & Answers on “Understanding the European Commission’s New Standard Contractual Clauses for Transfer of Personal Data from EU to Non-EU Regions”

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

The European Commission adopted a new set of Standard Contractual Clauses (which came into effect on 27 June 2021) for the transfer of personal data to non-EU regions (New SCCs).

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  • The European Commission adopted a new set of Standard Contractual Clauses (which came into effect on 27 June 2021) for the transfer of personal data to non-EU regions (New SCCs).
  • From 27 September 2021 onwards, data exporters and data importers can only conclude contracts incorporating the New SCCs for the transfer of personal data out of the European Union.
  • The PCPD publishes, for public reference, a set of frequently asked questions and answers on the implementation framework of the New SCCs and the obligations of parties entering into cross-border data transfer agreements using the New SCCs.
  • For more information, please refer to the set of frequently asked questions and answers:
    https://www.pcpd.org.hk/english/data_privacy_law/eu/files/eu_faq.pdf

SQM REPORTS EARNINGS FOR THE THIRD QUARTER OF 2022

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

Earnings per share totaled US$9.65 for the first nine months of 2022, higher than the US$0.92 reported for the first nine months of 2021.

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  • Earnings per share totaled US$9.65 for the first nine months of 2022, higher than the US$0.92 reported for the first nine months of 2021.
  • SQM will hold a conference call to discuss these results on Thursday, November 17, at 10:00am ET (12:00pm Chile time).
  • The Company also announced earnings for the third quarter of 2022, reporting net income of US$1,099.9 million (US$3.85 per ADR) compared to US$106.1 million (US$0.37 per ADR) for the third quarter of 2021.
  • Gross profit for the third quarter of 2022 reached US$1,632.7 million, higher than the US$224.8 million recorded for the third quarter of 2021.

Techcon Launches New Micro-Meter Mix Two-Component Dispensing System

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Nov. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Techcon , part of OK International and Dover (NYSE: DOV), and a leader in precision fluid dispensing technologies, today announced the launch of the new TS8200D Series Micro-Meter Mix Dispensing System , a precision volumetric mixing and dispensing system for two-component adhesives, such as epoxies, reactive acrylics, or polyurethanes.

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  • DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Nov. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Techcon , part of OK International and Dover (NYSE: DOV), and a leader in precision fluid dispensing technologies, today announced the launch of the new TS8200D Series Micro-Meter Mix Dispensing System , a precision volumetric mixing and dispensing system for two-component adhesives, such as epoxies, reactive acrylics, or polyurethanes.
  • This configuration enables software-controlled mix ratio configurations from 1:1 to 10:1, achieving incredibly accurate and repeatable dispensing results.
  • "Techcon's TS8200D Micro-Meter Mix is the natural evolution of our highly successful PC Pump, based on industry-proven progressive cavity technology.
  • The combination of multiple mix ratios and the ease of maintenance makes the Micro-Meter Mix a cost-effective solution for the electronics, mobile device, computer, and automotive manufacturing industries where accurate dispensing of two-component materials are needed.

Movano Health to Participate in Bernstein CGM Disruptors Conference, BTIG Digital Health Forum and Benchmark Discovery Conference

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

For more information about Movano Health, please visit https://movanohealth.com .

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  • For more information about Movano Health, please visit https://movanohealth.com .
  • Founded in 2018, Movano Inc. (NASDAQ:MOVE) dba Movano Health is developing a suite of purpose-driven healthcare solutions to bring medical-grade, high-quality data to the forefront of consumer health devices.
  • Movano Health's end-to-end solutions will soon enable consumers, caretakers and healthcare professionals to utilize daily medical-grade data as a tool to proactively monitor and manage their health.
  • This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning our expectations, anticipations, intentions, beliefs or strategies regarding the future.

Pixability Launches New Contextual Solution to Solve for Transparency and Brand Suitability on Connected TV

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

BOSTON, Nov. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Pixability (www.pixability.com), the only provider of software and insights for video advertising on YouTube and other leading connected TV (CTV) platforms, today announced the launch of a new contextual data solution for CTV. The new CTV offering comes at a time of exponential growth in CTV advertising but also some persistent challenges. One of the biggest challenges for advertisers is the lack of transparency regarding where their CTV ads run. Moreover there is a sense that while CTV content is generally safe, it's difficult to gauge the suitability of content for a specific brand. This new solution from Pixability will provide more insight around the suitability and contextual relevance of CTV content so advertisers know more about where their ads run ahead of time.

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  • One of the biggest challenges for advertisers is the lack of transparency regarding where their CTV ads run.
  • Moreover there is a sense that while CTV content is generally safe, it's difficult to gauge the suitability of content for a specific brand.
  • This new solution from Pixability will provide more insight around the suitability and contextual relevance of CTV content so advertisers know more about where their ads run ahead of time.
  • "This new solution is built to solve this problem, and, even more, we believe it will help our industry better define and determine what brand suitability means for CTV content."

Lightspeed named one of Canada's Enterprise Fast 15 winners in Deloitte's Technology Fast 50(TM) program

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

"This year's Enterprise Fast 15 winners represent a high level of excellence and success as members of Canada's elite in the technology sector," stated Anders McKenzie, partner and national leader for the Technology Fast 50TM program at Deloitte Canada.

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  • "This year's Enterprise Fast 15 winners represent a high level of excellence and success as members of Canada's elite in the technology sector," stated Anders McKenzie, partner and national leader for the Technology Fast 50TM program at Deloitte Canada.
  • The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program is Canada's pre-eminent technology awards program.
  • Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the program recognizes business growth, innovation, and entrepreneurship in four distinct categories: Technology Fast 50 ranking, Enterprise Fast 15, Clean Technology, and Companies-to-Watch.
  • The program also recognizes companies within the North American Technology Fast 500 ranking identifying thriving technology companies in the United States and Canada.