The Irish Data Protection Commission’s head of legal has said that companies must be able to demonstrate that their main establishment in the EU plays a genuine decision-making role to benefit from the GDPR’s one-stop-shop concept.
Elizabeth Denham has said a new body, rather than the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office, is needed to oversee regulation of the internet and co-ordinate action by different regulators.
A US federal court has said developer Versata owns trade secrets embedded in software it licensed Ford to use, but will let a jury decide whether the car manufacturer used Versata’s trade secrets when it developed its own programme.
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.
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.
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.
Hong Kong’s data protection watchdog has cleared Facebook Hong Kong of local law violations in the Cambridge Analytica data leak scandal.
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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.
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.