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IAB and ICO clashed over adtech legal basis, documents show

European adtech trade body the Interactive Advertising Bureau clashed with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office over the lawful basis for processing cookies data, documents seen by GDR show.

18 October 2019

CCPA adds complexity to M&A, lawyers warn

The California Consumer Privacy Act places restrictions on the use of data obtained through mergers and acquisitions, according to lawyers familiar with the issue.

18 October 2019

Dutch watchdog says tax authority failed to secure data

The Dutch tax authority has fixed flaws in its system that left troves of highly sensitive information unprotected, following an investigation by the country’s data regulator.

18 October 2019

Watchdog cracks down on China’s false data

China’s top statistics regulator has proposed an amendment to the county’s statistics law in in an effort to crack down on false and misleading statistics plaguing official records.

17 October 2019

OPC: supermarket collected excessive personal data

Canada’s federal data regulator has said a major supermarket chain collected an unnecessary amount of data as part of a gift card scheme designed to compensate consumers affected by an alleged price-fixing conspiracy.

17 October 2019

CNIL cookie guidelines grace period upheld

France’s highest administrative court has refused to overturn the French data regulator’s decision to delay the implementation of its new, stricter cookie guidelines.

17 October 2019

Apple accused of illegally storing voice recordings

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Apple for allegedly violating the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act by collecting, storing, and disseminating users’ voiceprints without their consent.

17 October 2019

FTC Facebook settlement under pressure

The US Federal Trade Commission is facing increasing pressure to change the terms of its $5 billion settlement with Facebook over the social media giant’s privacy practices.

16 October 2019

CLOUD Act permits British wiretapping on US soil, deputy AG says

A data-sharing agreement between the US and the UK allows British investigators to conduct live wiretaps on US soil and vice versa, the US Department of Justice’s cybercrime chief has said.

16 October 2019
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Stackla data access lawsuit ends

A lawsuit that saw Facebook accused of illegally locking marketing consultancy Stackla out of its user data has come to a close, after the social media network agreed to reinstate the company’s access.

16 October 2019