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Judge narrows Teradata software lawsuit

A California federal court has dismissed Teradata’s trade secret allegations against software company SAP, but allowed the lawsuit’s antitrust law and copyright infringement claims.

14 December 2018

Taiwan enters APEC data scheme

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum has admitted Taiwan into a cross-border privacy scheme designed to ease cross-border data flows.

14 December 2018

Argentine regulator issues international transfers guidance

The Argentine data protection watchdog has published its much-awaited guidelines for the use of binding corporate rules in international data transfers.

14 December 2018

Brazil court clamps down on illegal data sales

Brasília’s public prosecutor has won a plea to freeze assets belonging to the owner of a website that illegally sells citizens’ personal data.

13 December 2018

Amazon Web Services sued over cloud patent infringement

A computer storage and management company has sued Amazon for alleged infringement of three cloud computing patents.

13 December 2018

Congress slams Equifax breach response

A report by the US House of Representatives has called the credit agency’s 2017 data breach “entirely preventable” and urged the Federal Trade Commission’s powers be boosted.

12 December 2018

Brazil consumer watchdog fines pharmacy for discount scheme

A Minas Gerais consumer defence body has fined Brazilian pharmacy chain Drogaria Araújo 7.9 million reais (€1.8 million) for requiring customers to provide their tax registration number to be eligible for discounts without informing them how the data would be used.

12 December 2018

Schrems criticises Austrian consent decision

Campaigner Max Schrems has criticised a determination by Austria’s data protection regulator that an online newspaper subscription offer complies with the GDPR.

12 December 2018

Gleiss Lutz strengthens data offering

Germany’s Gleiss Lutz has bolstered its data protection and IT capabilities in its latest promotions round.

12 December 2018

Australian competition watchdog calls for GDPR-like rights

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has released a government-ordered report detailing concerns over Google’s and Facebook’s data-collection practices and calling for “more regulatory oversight”.

11 December 2018