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Identifying "genuine" main establishment key, says Irish enforcer legal chief

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.

12 September 2018

UK data protection chief calls for new body to regulate the internet

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.

12 September 2018

Software trade secrets belong to Versata not Ford, US judge rules

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.

11 September 2018

Google and CNIL clash on global right to be forgotten

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.

11 September 2018

Singapore privacy watchdog prohibits commercial use of identification numbers

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.

11 September 2018

British Airways faces class action

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.

10 September 2018

Facebook Hong Kong did not break the law, privacy commissioner says

Hong Kong’s data protection watchdog has cleared Facebook Hong Kong of local law violations in the Cambridge Analytica data leak scandal.

10 September 2018

Global Data Review launches

We are delighted to publish Global Data Review’s first daily news alert, marking the news and analysis service’s official launch.

10 September 2018

Japan commits to additional safeguards as EU adequacy process begins

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.

10 September 2018

Irish judge lets watchdog investigate newspaper company

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.

07 September 2018