Former Hong Kong enforcer promoted to partner in private practice

Former Hong Kong privacy enforcer Carmen Tang has become a partner at Hugill & Ip.

16 October 2019

Interest groups rebuke law enforcement’s call for Facebook encryption limits

A group of more than 100 organisations have urged Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg to resist calls from top government officials in the US, UK and Australia for Facebook to curtail its plans to implement end-to-end encryption across its messaging services.

15 October 2019

Rosenblatt hires data and IT partner in London

Data protection and IT veteran Anthony Lee has joined Rosenblatt as the firm’s head of commercial and IP.

15 October 2019

White & Case promotes in New York and Silicon Valley

White & Case’s 45-lawyer partner promotion round includes technology specialists Erin Hanson and Alex Touma.

15 October 2019

LinkedIn slams hiQ appeal judgment

LinkedIn has urged a US federal appeals court to reconsider a decision that allowed a startup to scrape its users’ data – claiming the ruling could have “seismic implications” for internet privacy.

14 October 2019

Romania fines bank and credit rating agency

Romania’s data regulator has fined Raiffeisen Bank and Vreau Credit after the credit rating agency leaked personal data to the bank.

14 October 2019

Facebook accused of attacking Cambridge Analytica app developer as “fall guy”

Facebook smeared an academic ensnared in the Cambridge Analytica scandal in order to protect its data-based business model, according to a defamation lawsuit.

14 October 2019

Insurance lawsuit medical recordings exempt from GDPR, English judge rules

A High Court procedural judge has found that covert recordings of medical examinations taken for use as evidence in a lawsuit are not affected by the GDPR, as they fall under its personal use exemption.

14 October 2019

California attorney general releases CCPA regulations

Those who hoped for business-friendly CCPA regulations may have been disappointed on Thursday when California Attorney General Xavier Beccera released proposed rules for the impending state privacy law.

11 October 2019

Irish government accused of breaking law over watchdog funding

Ireland’s government has breached EU law by awarding the country’s data protection watchdog a fraction of the budget it had requested, the European Commission has been told.

11 October 2019