Websites using Facebook Like buttons are joint controllers, says EU Advocate General

An EU Advocate General has said that websites that embed third party plugins are jointly responsible for relevant data processing.

19 December 2018

Brazilian police investigate government data leaks

Brazilian federal police have launched an investigation into the alleged sale of social security data by civil servants to brokers and private companies.

19 December 2018

Singapore data watchdog issues flurry of fines

Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission has handed down enforcement notices to four companies for failing to make “reasonable security arrangements to prevent the unauthorised disclosure” of personal data.

19 December 2018

Gunderson Dettmer promotes two US technology lawyers

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian has promoted Aaron Fiske and Brendan McCarthy in its California offices.

19 December 2018

Develop security-centric culture, UK financial watchdog tells banks

A UK Financial Conduct Authority report has found that the asset management and banking sectors struggle to identify and mitigate relevant cybersecurity risks at board or management committee levels.

18 December 2018

Eversheds Sutherland hires from Hogan Lovells

Eversheds Sutherland has strengthened its IT practice with a hire from Hogan Lovells in Paris.

18 December 2018

No deal Brexit threatens data flows into UK, says government

The UK government has urged companies to establish “alternative mechanisms” to ensure data can flow into the UK should the country leave the EU without a withdrawal agreement.

17 December 2018

EDPB concerned about Japan privacy regime

In its opinion on the European Commission’s draft adequacy agreement with Japan, the European Data Protection Board has cast doubts over the level of protection offered by the country’s data privacy regime.

17 December 2018

Willkie opens Palo Alto office

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has hired two partners from Paul Hastings to open an office in Palo Alto.

17 December 2018

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