Cybersecurity

UK data protection litigation analysis: the lawyers leading the way

Data compiled by GDR shows that a handful of firms are responsible for most recent data protection cases in England and Wales.

09 March 2021

Spotlight on Experian after largest leak in Brazilian history

Experian’s Brazilian subsidiary is facing litigation and regulatory scrutiny over the largest leak in the country’s history, despite not admitting to the breach – a matter that’s shaping up to be the first major challenge for Brazil’s nascent data protection authority.

08 March 2021

UK data protection litigation analysis: class action uptake remains slow

Data compiled by GDR shows that much-hyped collective actions make up a tiny minority of UK data protection litigation.

08 March 2021

Marriott data breach litigation shut down

Hotel group Marriott has fended off a class action lawsuit stemming from a February 2020 data breach, with a US judge ruling that plaintiffs did not adequately show how they were injured.

05 March 2021

UK GDPR: What enforcement takes place below the waterline?

Discussions about the enforcement of the GDPR inevitably focus on fines, but they’re only part of the UK data regulator’s toolbox. Linklaters counsel Greg Palmer analyses exclusive data about how the Information Commissioner’s Office uses its powers – and how the UK GDPR enforcement works under the waterline.

01 March 2021

Amazon blasted for skipping SolarWinds hearing

Several US senators have chastised Amazon Web Services for declining to testify at a congressional hearing on the SolarWinds hack, saying the lack of participation illustrates the need for stronger data breach notification rules.

24 February 2021

Biden puts brakes on TikTok and WeChat bans

The US Department of Commerce has put a pause on its efforts to ban TikTok and WeChat from US app stores while the Biden administration reviews policies pursued by the previous government.

17 February 2021

Clubhouse data protection practices face scrutiny

Popular audio social media app Clubhouse has said it is changing its data protection policies following an investigation by academics – but it still faces a probe by German data regulators.

15 February 2021

Facebook FTC negotiation documents to be disclosed

A Delaware judge has let plaintiffs access Facebook board communications so they can determine whether the company’s record $5 billion privacy fine was inflated in return for its chief executive avoiding personal liability.

15 February 2021

Vendor involved in SolarWinds declined to share info, former CISA head says

Former US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency director Chris Krebs has told Congress that a contractor involved in the SolarWinds hack declined to disclose information about the breach – illustrating how public contractual confidentiality requirements can block investigations into large-scale breaches.

11 February 2021

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