Cybersecurity

NGO calls for international data broker, credit scoring and ad tech investigations

Privacy International has complained to three European data watchdogs that several data brokers, credit referencing agencies and ad tech companies are in breach of the GDPR.

08 November 2018

Study suggests ways to make blockchain GDPR-compliant

Blockchain applications could comply with the GDPR by using closed networks and storing data off the system – though the regulation could still have a “chilling” effect on public, open use of the technology without further guidance from regulators, a UK study has found.

07 November 2018

Data breaches: beyond the ICO into the big bucks

King & Spalding partner Angela Hayes and counsel Kim Roberts in London examine the fallout of recent data breach cases – and what to expect beyond enforcement by the UK’s data privacy watchdog.

07 November 2018

Denham calls for "ethical pause" following unprecedented investigation

The UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has said that her office’s investigation into data use for political purposes has exposed “a disturbing amount of disrespect for personal data of voters and prospective voters.”

06 November 2018

No harm caused by data sharing, says Facebook

Facebook’s lawyers have filed a motion to dismiss a consolidated complaint lodged against the social media platform following the Cambridge Analytica scandal on the grounds that data sharing for the purpose of targeted advertising did not cause the plaintiffs to suffer harm.

05 November 2018

Canadian court refuses to certify data leak class action

An Ontario judge has dismissed motions to certify class actions relating to a leak of patient data that affected approximately 15,000 patients at two hospitals.

02 November 2018

Canadian commissioner releases data breach notification guidelines

Canada's federal privacy watchdog has published guidance to help data holders comply with the country's new mandatory breach notification scheme.

01 November 2018

Single-factor authentication insufficient for sensitive data access, says Dutch regulator

The Dutch data protection watchdog has imposed a conditional fine on a public agency for its continued failure to adequately safeguard sensitive employee data.

01 November 2018

Trade groups back Chrysler in hacking class action

Several industry groups have come out in support of Fiat Chrysler, as it petitions the US Supreme Court to review certification of a class action linked to cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

30 October 2018

Latham promotes in UK and US

Latham & Watkins has promoted two London data lawyers to its partnership, and a counsel in Washington, DC.

30 October 2018

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