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Brazil’s Vivo asked to provide GDPR-inspired processing report

A Brazilian public prosecutor has asked telecoms company Vivo to clarify data protection policies used in its targeted advertising services ahead of national data protection legislation entering into force next February.

25 April 2019

Court cuts CNIL’s highest pre-GDPR fine

France’s highest administrative court has reduced a fine by the country’s data watchdog after finding it failed to take the target’s remedial action into account.

25 April 2019

Alston & Bird expands privacy practice with DWT hire

Alston & Bird has added privacy and cybersecurity partner Amy Mushahwar to its Washington, DC office.

25 April 2019

Singapore commission clarifies reasonable security standards

Singapore’s data watchdog has warned a freelance tuition website over a design fault that exposed tutors’ educational certificates.

24 April 2019

Canadian government sued over Toronto “mass data capture regime”

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association seeks judicial review of plans to develop a data-collecting “smart city” in a district of Toronto.

24 April 2019

Finland shores up surveillance law oversight

Finland’s government has appointed an official to oversee new surveillance legislation that boosts intelligence agencies’ data-gathering powers.

24 April 2019

Tata accused of appropriating financial software source code

Software provider Computer Sciences Corporation says Tata Consultancy Services illegally used CSC confidential information and trade secrets in a bid to launch competing financial software.

23 April 2019

Canadian settlement blocks database scraping

A Canadian consent order has seen the operators of a property listing website agree to refrain from any future access to and distribution of data belonging to the Toronto Real Estate Board.

23 April 2019

German court pauses Facebook lawsuit over standing question

Germany’s highest court has suspended privacy litigation over Facebook’s data collection practices, pending an answer from the European Court of Justice on whether non-profit organisations have standing to sue over data law violations.

23 April 2019

Jamaican Supreme Court strikes down national biometric database

The Jamaican Supreme Court has struck down legislation that would have established a national biometric database.

18 April 2019