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Huntons promotes in Brussels

Hunton Andrews Kurth has promoted counsel David Dumont to partner in its Brussels office.

15 April 2019

Translation company accuses rival of data room access abuse

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.

12 April 2019

Canada data watchdog to monitor Equifax over 2017 breach

Canada’s federal privacy commissioner will monitor credit rating agency Equifax for the next six years after labelling its historic privacy practices “completely unacceptable”.

12 April 2019

ICO imposes fine over mass data sharing

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.

12 April 2019

English court clarifies SAR rights

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.

12 April 2019

Canada’s privacy watchdog proposes requiring consent for transfers

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.

11 April 2019

French court strikes down historic Facebook data terms

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.

11 April 2019

Fieldfisher promotes three privacy partners

Fieldfisher has promoted 14 lawyers to partner, including three working in data protection and privacy.

11 April 2019

INAI investigates app developer leak

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.

10 April 2019

Ad trade bodies call for federal privacy law

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.

10 April 2019