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“He always listened” – Giovanni Buttarelli, 1957-2019

One of the world’s foremost figures in data protection, European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli, has died aged 62.

21 August 2019

Spanish organisation seeks to force public source code disclosure

An NGO has sued Spain’s government over its decision to withhold the source code for an algorithm used to determine eligibility for an electricity subsidy.

21 August 2019

Sweden targets biometric data in first GDPR fining decision

Sweden’s data protection authority has penalised a school that used facial recognition cameras to track its students’ attendance.

21 August 2019

FTC counsel seeks Cambridge Analytica order

Counsel to the US Federal Trade Commission has asked for summary resolution of the agency’s case against Cambridge Analytica, after the company failed to issue a response to its complaint.

21 August 2019

Class action accuses Facebook of housing discrimination

A group of Facebook users say Facebook allowed landlords to exclude minority groups from seeing targeted housing advertisements.

20 August 2019

LSE/Refinitiv deal may raise data issues

Data access remedies could play a role in the London Stock Exchange/Refinitiv merger review.

20 August 2019

Danish regulator says university liable in medical video theft

The Danish data protection authority has criticised the University of Copenhagen for its failure to take responsibility for a data breach.

20 August 2019

Barbados passes data protection act

Barbados has become one of the first English-speaking jurisdictions in the Caribbean to pass a GDPR-like data protection law.

20 August 2019

English court to hear $17 million hacking claim

A UAE investment authority has been accused of conspiring to hack into an aviation investor’s computers and emails, and using the stolen data to smear him online.

19 August 2019

Austrian postal service criticised for building and selling political profiles

An Austrian regional court has ordered the Austrian postal service to pay a customer €800 in damages after the company built profiles detailing customers’ political affiliations, in some cases selling them on to political parties.

19 August 2019