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US court upholds Goldman Sachs employee theft conviction

A New York state court has upheld the conviction of Sergey Aleykinov, a former Goldman Sachs employee, for stealing the company's high frequency trading platform source code. The New York Court of Appeals ruled on 3 May that Aleykinov's uploading of Goldman Sachs' high frequency...

08 May 2018

US FTC official warns against conflating antitrust and privacy

An international antitrust counsel at the US Federal Trade Commission has said regulators “should not conflate” data privacy with competition issues, but dismissed suggestions the FTC does not take privacy concerns related to mergers seriously. Speaking at the 7th Annual GCR Live...

04 May 2018

ECJ advocate-general clarifies rules around metadata information orders

The European Court of Justice should not find that a targeted request for user metadata seriously interfered with privacy rights to the extent that it needs special justification under EU law, an adviser to the court has said. ECJ advocate-general Henrik Øe’s opinion on 3 May follows...

04 May 2018

Brazilian court orders Microsoft to change data collection practices

A Brazilian court has granted an injunction ordering Microsoft to change its default installation process for Windows 10, after finding the company violated several local laws by collecting users' data without their express consent. In an order issued on 30 April, federal judge...

04 May 2018

Australia to create new data protection authority

Australia’s government plans to create a national data commissioner and legislate to introduce data portability rights for consumers. The government announced the changes in a paper published on 1 May in response to an inquiry launched by the Productivity Commission, which advises...

03 May 2018

English judge orders speedy Paradise Papers trial

A High Court judge has ordered Appleby's lawsuit seeking disclosure of documents obtained from its servers that were used in reporting by the BBC and the Guardian newspaper to be resolved via a speedy trial in autumn.

03 May 2018

BLU settles with FTC over unauthorised data sharing

Mobile phone manufacturer BLU and co-owner Samuel Ohev-Zion have settled US Federal Trade Commission allegations that the company allowed a third-party service provider to collect detailed personal information from its customers’ devices, and misled users about the issue. In a...

02 May 2018

Mastercard appoints chief privacy officer

Mastercard has promoted its assistant general counsel to chief privacy officer. Caroline Louveaux joined Mastercard in 2007, having previously worked for Linklaters. In her new role she will oversee the company’s global privacy strategy from the company’s Brussels office. In...

01 May 2018

UK government must fix data retention legislation in six months, court rules

The High Court of England and Wales has said the UK government should amend two parts of UK intelligence legislation that are incompatible with EU fundamental rights by 1 November, but declined to make broader orders requested by the civil rights group that initiated the litigation....

01 May 2018

US SEC fines Yahoo! $35 million for failure to disclose hack

Yahoo! has settled US Securities and Exchange Commission charges that it misled investors by failing to declare that it had suffered a huge data breach, marking the first time the securities enforcer has penalised a company in a cybersecurity-related case. In a cease and desist...

30 April 2018