Fieldfisher has a very readable four parts blog on the California Consumer Privacy Act 2018 (CCPA)
“The GDPR further provides that such contract or legal act shall be in writing, including in electronic form. [..] In principle, automated contract processes are lawful. It is not necessary to append an electronic signature to contracts for them to have legal effects. E-signatures are one of several means to prove their conclusion and terms.[..]”
The new Belgian Data Protection Act
Sidley has an article on it here:
“Genetic, Biometric and Health-Related Data Processing
Additional organizational and security measures must be put in place by data controllers and/or processors that process genetic, biometric or health-related data. On the basis of the Belgian Act, they must designate specific personnel authorized to access such data, and identify their capacity in relation to the data processing. A list with this information should be compiled and kept at the disposal of the competent Supervisory Authority. In addition, they must ensure that these individuals are bound by confidentiality with regard to this data on the basis of either statutory or contractual requirements.”
On June 28, 2018, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (AB 375).
AB 375 will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, unless changed in the interim.
While it has been compared with GDPR in news articles, there are significant differences.
Rosenthal, Der Vorentwurf für ein neues Datenschutzgesetz: Was er bedeutet, Jusletter v. 20.2.2017
This is excellent reading material – covers some very interesting aspects of Swiss privacy today (e.g. data subject access rights under current law)