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CCPA amendment given second reading but other bills suspended

The California Senate Appropriations Committee and the State Assembly have heard a raft of privacy-related bills, moving some on to their next phase while placing others in legislative limbo.

13 August 2019

UK bulk retention challenge lawyer to become a judge

The lead barrister for NGO Liberty in its challenge to UK surveillance powers will join the High Court in October.

13 August 2019

Cyber professionals weigh in on Capital One’s cloud security claims

Cybersecurity professionals have largely backed up Capital One’s claims that its use of the cloud was not to blame for a recent data breach and even helped it fix vulnerabilities more quickly, but warned that opting to shift data storage out of house may complicate security efforts....

13 August 2019

Dutch regulator approves GDPR code for small businesses

The Dutch data regulator is to approve an industry code of conduct developed specifically to help small companies implement the GDPR, and includes guidance on handling data breaches and testing security measures.

13 August 2019

Epic Games sued over Fortnite data flaw

Epic Games is facing a class action lawsuit over a coding vulnerability that potentially compromised the personal information of all 200 million players of its Fortnite game.

12 August 2019

Amazon Web Services pulled into Capital One litigation

One of a wave of putative class action lawsuits filed by alleged victims of the Capital One data breach has named the bank’s cloud provider as a defendant.

12 August 2019

Think tank says US privacy law would cost billions

While admitting that some of its findings are based on “back-of-the-envelope” estimates, a Washington, DC think tank says a GDPR-like national data privacy law could cost the US some $122 billion annually.

12 August 2019

Delta sues subcontractor over 2017 data breach

Delta Airlines says a chatbot provider’s poor security caused the airline to suffer a 2017 data breach.

09 August 2019

Facebook fails to dislodge biometric lawsuit

Allegations that Facebook violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act may proceed to trial after a US appeals court ruled on Thursday that a district court was correct in certifying a class-action lawsuit against the company.

09 August 2019

FTC commissioner questions privacy and competition overlap

The US Federal Trade Commission’s settlement with email management provider Unroll.me has prompted one of its commissioners to highlight the trade-offs between competition and data privacy.

09 August 2019