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German regulator fines police officer

Baden-Württemberg's data regulator has fined a police officer €1400 after he used a police database for his own purposes.

19 June 2019

EU approves online platform regulation

New EU rules will force online platforms to be more transparent about how they treat businesses’ data.

18 June 2019

CNIL issues third GDPR fine

France’s data watchdog has fined translation agency Uniontrad Company €20,000 after the company ignored its warnings over employee surveillance and violated the GDPR.

18 June 2019

Government’s bulk surveillance powers violate ECHR, NGO argues

Counsel to privacy group Liberty has told the High Court of England and Wales that government surveillance legislation widens bulk hacking powers and breaches human rights.

17 June 2019
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GDR announces the Data Business Congress

Global Data Review and sister publication IAM will hold the inaugural Data Business Congress early next year – a unique event focusing on the data lifecycle within companies.

17 June 2019

Federal court to hear Gmail leak claim

A Massachusetts law firm’s claim against Google for post-breach support failures that led to the exposure of sensitive client information has moved to federal court.

17 June 2019

US ‘Hack Back’ bill reintroduced

Congressmen Tom Graves and Josh Gottheimer have introduced a bill they say will give American businesses and consumers more tools to defend themselves from cyberattacks.

16 June 2019

Facebook accuses ICO of bias at appeal hearing

A UK tribunal has allowed Facebook to procedurally challenge a £500,000 fine issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office, after the company claimed the watchdog’s investigation was biased.

14 June 2019

China strengthens international data transfer requirements

New draft rules by China’s cybersecurity regulator would force network operators to seek permission before sending data abroad, expanding the scope of planned rules that previously only applied to critical information infrastructure operators.

14 June 2019

Canada reframes data transfers consultation

Canada’s privacy watchdog has added to its controversial data transfers consultation to seek suggestions on proposed federal privacy reform.

14 June 2019