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Cambridge Analytica placed into liquidation in England

Political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica’s six UK companies have been placed into liquidation, with their joint administrators from Crowe UK appointed as liquidators over objections from a New York-based creditor.

18 April 2019

UK seeks to shore up ICO powers post-Brexit

The UK government has proposed requiring overseas digital service providers to designate a local representative after the country leaves the EU in a bid to maintain its data watchdog’s authority.

18 April 2019

Greek watchdog fines oil company for data leak

Greece’s data protection authority has fined Hellenic Petroleum €30,000 after personal information collected by a contractor appeared online.

17 April 2019

Judge cuts down Mitsui confidential information lawsuit

A Tampa federal judge has dismissed multiple claims from an R&D company’s lawsuit against Japanese giant Mitsui, but refused to dismiss the case overall.

17 April 2019

UK Supreme Court to hear appeal against liability for employee leak

The UK’s Supreme Court has granted Morrisons permission to appeal against a ruling that found the UK supermarket liable for a rogue employee’s leak of thousands of individuals’ personal data.

17 April 2019

EDPB clarifies contractual processing for online services

The European Data Protection Board has issued guidance on how companies offering services online can rely on contracts to process data, including banning the practice for the provision of targeted adverts.

16 April 2019

Russia fines Facebook and Twitter over data localisation

A Russian court has fined Facebook and Twitter 3,000 roubles (€42) each after the companies failed to comply with a communications watchdog’s request for database information.

16 April 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills bolsters data partnership

Herbert Smith Freehills has promoted London-based consultant Miriam Everett to partner.

16 April 2019

English judge rules on GDPR jurisdiction

A judge overseeing a dispute between a UK resident and a Cypriot company has ruled that the High Court of England and Wales has jurisdiction over a data protection-related part of the case.

15 April 2019

ICO consults on children’s code of practice

The UK data watchdog has released a provisional code of practice with strict obligations for companies that process children’s data online.

15 April 2019