Cybersecurity

Holland & Knight takes third privacy lawyer from Reed Smith

Holland & Knight has added cybersecurity and data privacy partner Mark Francis in New York.

29 October 2018

GDPR a success but a work in progress, regulators say

A panel of European data protection officials has agreed the GDPR has been a success so far – but that there is still work to be done.

26 October 2018

Cathay Pacific data breach first since new guidelines

The day after Hong Kong’s privacy commissioner released guidelines calling for “respectful, beneficial and fair” data processing, the region’s flag carrier Cathay Pacific Airways has announced that it suffered a data breach affecting up to 9.4 million people.

26 October 2018

Judge keeps dealer management systems lawsuit

An Illinois federal judge has refused to dismiss an antitrust claim brought by a vehicle registration service provider against CDK Global and Reynolds and Reynolds, and their wholly owned joint venture Computerized Vehicle Registration.

26 October 2018

Facebook ordered to pay UK maximum pre-GDPR fine

The UK’s data watchdog has ordered Facebook to pay £500,000 (€564,726) after it failed to prevent an app from harvesting millions of users’ personal data.

25 October 2018

DPAs have “ethical duty” to improve laws, says ICO deputy chief

UK data privacy official Steve Wood has said regulators must recommend changes to laws where they see shortcomings.

25 October 2018

ICDPPC unveils AI guidelines

An international grouping of data privacy watchdogs and a group of NGOs have stressed the importance of transparency in separate advisory guidelines.

24 October 2018

AT&T criticises $24 million cryptocurrency theft allegations

AT&T has sought to dismiss a cryptocurrency investor’s cybersecurity lawsuit, saying the individual has failed to explain why the company is responsible for the alleged theft of his assets.

24 October 2018

US-EU privacy relationship moving towards “healthy” tension, says Dixon

Ireland’s data protection commissioner Helen Dixon has said that a positive outcome of the “fraught issue” of data transfers is that the US and Europe better understand each other’s approaches to privacy.

23 October 2018

UK supermarket loses appeal against data breach vicarious liability

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has held supermarket Morrisons liable for a rogue employee’s leak of thousands of individuals’ personal data – despite arguments that pointed to the enormous burden it would create for innocent employers.

22 October 2018

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