Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano has signed a law (formerly H.B. 2677) prohibiting the state from complying with the federal REAL ID Act of 2007. Arizona is the 27th state to outlaw the act, which requires that states issue federally regulated ID cards.
Australia has enacted a new amendment that will broaden the definition of personal information and require more transparency from organizations on how that personal information is stored. The new law, The Privacy Regulation 2013, is part of the broader Privacy Amendment Act of 2012 and applies to companies with revenues of more than AUD 3 million that collect information, such as names, contact details, payment information, or other details related to a specific person, for any purpose.