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Swedish watchdog investigates telecoms company

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.

05 March 2019

New Thai law prompts privacy fears

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.

04 March 2019

Brazilian amendment proposes that instant messages count as evidence

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.

04 March 2019

Irish watchdog investigations target Facebook

Nearly half the investigations Ireland's data protection commission opened into multinationals in 2018 focused on Facebook companies.

01 March 2019

Shook Hardy & Bacon bolsters BIPA litigation practice

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.

01 March 2019

Facebook Germany – is the competition authority overstepping its remit?

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

01 March 2019

Indian e-commerce policy proposes localisation rules

Indian policymakers are considering blocking Indian citizen data sharing abroad in a bid to get companies to relocate key functions to the country.

28 February 2019

Record COPPA settlement for TikTok

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.

28 February 2019

Senators and lobbyists clash over US federal privacy law

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.

28 February 2019

CCPA litigation threat driving backing of US federal law, lawyer says

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.

28 February 2019