Sweden’s data watchdog has begun an investigation into Voice Integrate Nordic telecoms company after recorded phone calls between citizens and the national medical hotline appeared online.
Thailand’s government has passed a GDPR-style data protection bill alongside a controversial cybersecurity law that will allow the authorities to access data without a warrant.
A Brazilian politician has proposed an amendment to national law which would allow police to use messages sent over instant messaging platforms as evidence in criminal investigations.
Nearly half the investigations Ireland's data protection commission opened into multinationals in 2018 focused on Facebook companies.
US firm Shook Hardy & Bacon has added two lawyers who specialise in litigation related to the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act to its Chicago office.
Partner Thomas Schürrle and associate Andrea Pomana at Debevoise & Plimpton in Frankfurt discuss whether the German competition authority was right to penalise Facebook’s data practices, and whether the decision will have an impact outside the country
Indian policymakers are considering blocking Indian citizen data sharing abroad in a bid to get companies to relocate key functions to the country.
Video-sharing app Musical.ly – now known as TikTok – has agreed to a US$5.7 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over its violation of federal children’s privacy legislation.
Industry pressure groups have argued in support of a US federal data privacy framework to replace state laws, but some lawmakers voiced fears that such a law could water down stricter state requirements.
US companies increasingly see a federal privacy law as a way of fending off the threat posed by the private right of action contained in the California Consumer Privacy Act, a US lawyer has said.