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Equifax ordered to pay maximum UK fine

The UK’s data protection watchdog has ordered credit reporting agency Equifax to pay the maximum fine available under the country’s pre-GDPR framework, slamming the company’s “systemic” security failures that included a UK-US data processing agreement which contained inadequate safeguards....

20 September 2018

California close to unprecedented IOT legislation

California is set to become the first US state to pass an IOT cybersecurity law, with observers split on claims it will spur wider federal legislation.

19 September 2018

Multiple data protection authorities may have stake in enforcement action, regulators say

The location of data processing and level of a country’s citizens’ concern play a larger role in determining lead supervisory authorities than the location of company headquarters, regulators have said.

19 September 2018

EU probes Amazon use of merchant data

The European Commission has begun a preliminary antitrust investigation into Amazon’s use of data from merchants that sell through its online retail platform.

19 September 2018

Watchdogs unlikely to ever overlook GDPR documentation requirements, says lawyer

Data protection regulators will seldom – if ever – overlook data documentation requirements, regardless of company size, according to Osborne Clarke partner Ulrich Baumgartner.

18 September 2018

ICANN receives third court rejection for data collection requests

A German court has rejected yet another request by the US Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to reconsider previous decisions refusing to force one of its registrars to continue collecting data.

18 September 2018

Cambridge Analytica lawyers’ withdrawal postponed as liquidation reps appointed

Lawyers trying to exit the US bankruptcy proceedings of Cambridge Analytica as no-one is left at the company to instruct them have been told they need to wait until a court-appointed trustee selects a corporate representative to assist him with the company’s liquidation.

18 September 2018

Pinheiro Neto nabs Google Brazil policy head

One of Brazil’s leading data protection experts, Marcel Leonardi, has joined Pinheiro Neto from Google.

17 September 2018

Ad tech facing EU privacy complaints

Privacy campaigners have filed complaints with the UK and Irish data protection authorities against widespread advertising technology industry practices and the guidelines and frameworks that govern them.

17 September 2018

Reed Smith hires Drew & Napier TMT lawyer

Charmian Aw has become the newest member of Reed Smith’s IP, tech and data group after over a decade at Singaporean firm Drew & Napier.

17 September 2018