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Facebook Messenger wiretap information to remain secret

A US federal judge has refused to release information relating to a reported Department of Justice attempt at accessing Facebook Messenger encrypted voice data.

13 February 2019

Reed Smith hires CMS privacy head

Reed Smith has added Elle Todd, the former head of CMS’ digital and data head, to its London office.

13 February 2019

Polsinelli makes Cooley tech transactions hire

Polsinelli has boosted its technology and data practice with the hire of Mark Petry from Cooley.

13 February 2019

China proposes strict data protection amendments

The Chinese government has released a set of proposed amendments to the country’s data protection standards that would introduce stricter obligations if passed.

12 February 2019

Google facing proceedings in Brazil over email scanning

Brazil’s justice ministry has filed an administrative proceeding against Google's local arm after receiving a breach of privacy complaint.

12 February 2019

English judge grants injunction in product copying case

An High Court judge has granted an interim injunction in principle against an insurance company that allegedly used confidential information given to it by another competitor to develop a rival product.

11 February 2019

Judge sides with HPE in Oracle copyright dispute

A US judge has granted Hewlett-Packard Enterprise’s motion for summary judgment in its copyright dispute with Oracle, saying that there is no evidence of infringement.

11 February 2019

Dias Carneiro becomes latest Brazilian firm to add data partner

Dias Carneiro Advogados has promoted a lawyer in its data privacy department, as Brazilian firms scrabble for the discipline’s best practitioners.

11 February 2019

Italian watchdog ready to penalise Facebook

Italy’s data protection authority has ruled that data processing by Facebook related to the Cambridge Analytica scandal as well as a local elections app was unlawful because users provided consent on the basis of inadequate information.

08 February 2019

Commission suggests talks to improve EU-US evidence exchange

The European Commission has published two recommendations to improve the exchange of electronic evidence in transatlantic criminal investigations.

08 February 2019