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German enforcer attacks Facebook data collection model

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has banned Facebook from combining user data from different sources – including from services it owns.

07 February 2019

Apple confirms Russian local data storage

A filing by Apple to Russia’s communications ministry has detailed the information that the company is storing about customers and staff on Russian servers, in line with the country’s localisation laws.

07 February 2019

Danish watchdog releases right to erasure guidance

Denmark’s data protection authority has released guidance designed to clarify companies’ obligations under the GDPR’s right to erasure.

07 February 2019

Brazilian prosecutor settles with e-commerce company after data breach

Brasília’s public prosecutor has agreed a settlement with e-commerce company Netshoes for a data breach that took place in January last year.

06 February 2019

Facebook could violate GDPR with messenger integration, say lawyers

Facebook’s intention to link Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger together could face a challenge from regulators if the company does not clarify its user integration plans, privacy lawyers say.

05 February 2019

Colombian watchdog forces Facebook to bulk up security

Colombia’s Superintendency of Industry and Commerce has passed an order that forces Facebook to introduce a series of security measures to protect Colombian citizens’ data.

05 February 2019

Bulgarian president vetoes GDPR transposition

Bulgaria’s president has vetoed amendments to data protection legislation which would have transposed the GDPR into national law because of fears over its impact on media freedom.

05 February 2019

Schrems questions cross-border cooperation

Privacy activist Max Schrems has questioned the way European data protection authorities are cooperating over his complaints.

04 February 2019

Machado Meyer hires ride-sharing app GC

Brazilian firm Machado Meyer has bolstered its technology practice with the hire of partner Diego de Lima Gualda from ride-sharing app 99.

04 February 2019

Denham: Data protection needs "big bang"

The UK’s Information Commissioner has called for data protection regulators to be “dogged” in safeguarding democracy in light of the increased digitalisation of political campaigns.

01 February 2019