Pinheiro Neto adds data partner

Brazilian firm Pinheiro Neto has promoted a data privacy litigator to its partnership in São Paulo.

04 December 2018

Privacy International fights for review of UK hacking judgment

Counsel to Privacy International has argued that the UK appeal court was wrong to hold that decisions of the country’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal are immune from judicial scrutiny, after the NGO lost a challenge against alleged hacking by intelligence agencies.

03 December 2018

Google facing fine in Russia

Russia’s data watchdog has opened an administrative case against Google amid reports that the agency will be handed greater fining powers.

03 December 2018

US official highlights role of encryption in hacking scheme

The US deputy attorney general has drawn attention to the dangers of encryption technology in light of its use in the SamSam Ransomware cyber attacks.

30 November 2018

Google illegally tracking users, says Norway consumer agency

The Norwegian Consumer Council has accused Google of breaching the GDPR by using “deceptive design and misleading information” to constantly track smartphone users.

30 November 2018

GAT “substantially” beat Rotam in data agreement dispute, English judge rules

An English judge has ordered claimant Rotam to pay GAT 50% of its costs for defending litigation against it, after Rotam sued the company over an R&D data transfer deal that collapsed.

30 November 2018

Singapore watchdog warns on social media use

Singapore’s data watchdog has criticised a local business for “excessive disclosure of personal data” in a social media spat with a former employee.

29 November 2018

Gibson Dunn promotes two US data privacy lawyers

Ryan Bergsieker and Michael Dore are two of 17 Gibson Dunn & Crutcher lawyers to be promoted to partner in their US offices.

29 November 2018

GDPR only applies if EU subjects targeted, confirms EDPB

The European Data Protection Board’s long-awaited GDPR extraterritoriality guidelines have confirmed that the regulation will only apply to non-EU organisations that target European data subjects.

28 November 2018

More training needed to combat cyber threats, says UK financial regulator

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has called for increased cyber-specific training for employees in “high-risk” roles in light of new evidence that the majority of financial services companies do not have these programmes in place.

28 November 2018