UK-EU withdrawal deal sets out status of data protection post Brexit

The UK cabinet has signed off on a draft withdrawal agreement setting out how data protection rules will apply once the UK leaves the European Union.

15 November 2018

Baker Donelson boosts cybersecurity practice

Baker Donelson has added a data protection lawyer to its cybersecurity and business litigation practices in Florida.

15 November 2018

Data thief jailed in first for UK privacy watchdog

The first prosecution brought by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under the Computer Misuse Act has resulted in a six-month jail term for a car repair company employee.

14 November 2018

US Supreme Court to assess standing arguments

US Supreme Court judges have asked parties in data breach litigation against Google for briefs about whether the named plaintiffs have standing to sue the company.

14 November 2018

Intel and US senator privacy bills propose jail for offending execs

Intel and Senator Ron Wyden have released separate proposals for federal data protection legislation in the US, with the chipmaker suggesting exemption from administrative fines in certain cases.

14 November 2018

Study calls for more mass data interception scrutiny

A report on legal safeguards against bulk surveillance regimes has urged more judicial oversight in protecting civil rights.

13 November 2018

New Zealand court denies damages to Aon data subject

An Auckland tribunal has ruled that Aon New Zealand violated an insured’s privacy rights after taking too long to grant her access to her data, but refused to grant her damages.

13 November 2018

NGO targets Facebook for French class action

Internet Society France has threatened to take Facebook to court in Paris if it fails to alter its data practices and compensate affected individuals within the next four months.

12 November 2018

White & Case hires from Orrick in Paris

White & Case has boosted its Paris tech transactions practice with the hire of two partners and an of counsel from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe.

12 November 2018

HP Enterprise sued over failed Russian telecoms system

Telecommunications company MegaFon claims Hewlett-Packard Enterprise fraudulently induced the company into acquiring a $28 million upgrade to its Russian mobile phone network, which was ultimately vulnerable to “catastrophic” outages.

09 November 2018