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Google and CNIL clash on global right to be forgotten

France’s data protection watchdog has insisted that delistings that follow right to be forgotten requests should apply globally, despite arguments from Google, Microsoft and a host of NGOs that such requests should only apply within the EU.

11 September 2018

Singapore privacy watchdog prohibits commercial use of identification numbers

Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission has updated its advisory guidelines for local data protection laws to limit the use of national identification numbers by private sector businesses.

11 September 2018

British Airways faces class action

British Airways is facing possible group litigation that could cost it hundreds of millions of pounds, after suffering a data breach last week that affected its customers’ financial details.

10 September 2018

Facebook Hong Kong did not break the law, privacy commissioner says

Hong Kong’s data protection watchdog has cleared Facebook Hong Kong of local law violations in the Cambridge Analytica data leak scandal.

10 September 2018

Global Data Review launches

We are delighted to publish Global Data Review’s first daily news alert, marking the news and analysis service’s official launch.

10 September 2018

Japan commits to additional safeguards as EU adequacy process begins

The European Commission has launched the adoption of its data protection adequacy agreement with Japan, which involves the latter implementing safeguards for personal data transferred from the EU.

10 September 2018

Irish judge lets watchdog investigate newspaper company

An Irish high court judge has greenlighted an investigation into Independent News and Media (INM) after a secretive “data interrogation” by the company’s former chairman.

07 September 2018

Yahoo! asks court to dismiss data breach class certification

Yahoo! has urged a California court to deny plaintiffs’ motion to be treated as a class for a lawsuit over data breaches it suffered between 2013 and 2016.

05 September 2018

Investors sue data analysis company for misleading GDPR forecast

Investors are suing a data analytics company for making “false and misleading statements” that caused significant losses.

04 September 2018

Two class actions target Facebook data-sharing partnerships

Two separate putative class actions have accused Facebook of illegally sharing their data with device makers including Apple, Samsung and Microsoft, potentially in breach of its 2011 settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission.

04 September 2018