Hunton Andrews Kurth has promoted counsel David Dumont to partner in its Brussels office.
Translation company Transperfect Global has accused rival Lionbridge Technologies and its private equity owner of illegally acquiring confidential data held in a Credit Suisse data room during a potential takeover, and using the information to bolster Lionbridge’s business.
Canada’s federal privacy commissioner will monitor credit rating agency Equifax for the next six years after labelling its historic privacy practices “completely unacceptable”.
The UK’s data watchdog has found parent support club Bounty's failure to obtain proper consent for sharing information affected an “unprecedentedly large” number of data subjects in the history of the regulator’s data broking investigations.
A High Court judge has ruled that a defendant’s response to a subject access request was inadequate as he failed to provide detailed information regarding the purposes of processing and sources of personal information.
Canada’s federal privacy commissioner has suggested that companies should need to obtain consent for domestic and international transfers – but there are concerns the changes go too far and could risk the country’s EU adequacy agreement.
France’s Tribunal de Grande Instance has annulled a slew of Facebook’s old user terms and conditions and fined the company €30,000, after finding that they failed to obtain proper consent for data processing and contained multiple breaches of consumer protection rules.
Fieldfisher has promoted 14 lawyers to partner, including three working in data protection and privacy.
Mexico’s privacy regulator is investigating two third-party Facebook app developers following allegations that they are responsible for leaking data relating to 540 million users.
A coalition of advertising trade bodies has called for an omnibus US federal privacy law and recommended the creation of a data protection body within the Federal Trade Commission.