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ICANN loses second bid to force data collection

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has again had its request to force one of its registrars to collect certain data turned down by a German court, which has refused to refer the case to the European Court of Justice. The Cologne Higher Regional Court on 1 August...

09 August 2018

Human error and hacks most common source of data breaches, OAIC reports

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has reported a steep rise in data breach reporting following the recent imposition of a new notification scheme, with breaches by malicious or criminal hacks forming the bulk of those reported. The scheme, which came into effect...

09 August 2018

Dailymotion hit with reduced CNIL fine

France’s data protection authority has fined video-hosting site Dailymotion €50,000 – much less than it had originally proposed – for allowing hackers to leak user data. In a decision handed down on 24 July, CNIL said it had fined Dailymotion because of the company’s failure to...

08 August 2018

Regulation could hamper AI, warn in-house counsel

Senior Microsoft and Google privacy lawyers have warned that strict data regulations could harm artificial intelligence development, and deliver a competitive advantage for large global players over smaller companies. Tom Webb in San Francisco Speaking at the 49th Asia-Pacific...

07 August 2018

US treasury calls for consumer protection in fintech industry

The US Department of the Treasury has recommended introducing regulations in the fintech sector that hand consumers more control of their data and place certain requirements on those handling the data. In a report published on 31 July, the US Treasury made a number of consumer...

07 August 2018

Brazilian prosecutors sue Banco Inter over data breach

Brazilian public prosecutors have filed a civil public action against the country’s first digital-only bank over a breach affecting nearly 25,000 consumers. An investigation by the data protection unit at the federal district prosecutors office (MPDFT) revealed that personal information...

03 August 2018

Tax and money-laundering information schemes face GDPR complaint

An EU national has filed a complaint in the UK over two systems designed to fight tax evasion and money laundering, alleging they violate her data privacy rights. The claimant, who lives in Italy but was previously a UK resident, argues that the Common Reporting Standard (CRS)...

02 August 2018

UK data protection regulator needs more teeth, committee says

A UK parliamentary committee has recommended granting more powers to the country’s Information Commissioner’s Office in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The 29 July report by the House of Commons’ media, culture and sport committee said the UK’s legal and regulatory...

01 August 2018

Federal judge dismisses United biometric class action

A Chicago federal judge has ruled that a putative class of United Airlines baggage handlers lacks standing to sue the airline for alleged illegal biometric data collection, and that a collective bargaining agreement prevents her from hearing the case. United handler David Johnson...

01 August 2018

India heads towards first overall data protection law

An Indian expert committee has published a GDPR-inspired draft bill that would introduce the country’s first data protection framework. A committee headed by Bellur Narayanaswamy Srikrishna, a former judge on India’s Supreme Court, submitted the proposed legislation to India’s...

31 July 2018