App maker fights UK Facebook data misuse lawsuit

An entrepreneur has denied that his apps siphoned user data from Facebook and licensed it to other companies.

03 November 2020

GDPR with Chinese characteristics: China's new draft personal data protection law

Linklaters Shanghai counsel Alex Roberts sets out the main points of China’s new data protection framework.

03 November 2020

US court puts clamps on Trump’s TikTok ban

A federal judge has blocked the Trump Administration’s order banning TikTok, deeming government’s restrictions on the Chinese app as a threat to plaintiffs’ constitutional rights – a similar finding other courts have made against efforts to ban Chinese app WeChat.

02 November 2020

Cambridge Analytica class action filed in the UK

A campaigner has sued Facebook on behalf of a million English and Welsh residents allegedly affected by the Cambridge Analytica data leak.

02 November 2020

ICO reduces Marriott eight-figure fine

The much-delayed UK data watchdog’s decision to fine Marriott £18.4 million for cybersecurity lapses that led to a high-profile data breach shows the regulator’s approach to M&A cybersecurity, external security audits and IT service outsourcing.

30 October 2020

The security and regulatory implications of British Airways’ data breach and GDPR penalty

Cybersecurity experts Rob Grosvenor, Lorenzo Grillo, Matthew Negus, Kevin Hall, Samita Patel and Stephen Miller of Alvarez & Marsal look at the implications of the ICO's first big GDPR fine.

29 October 2020

Accenture still on the hook in Marriott class action

Marriott’s outsourced cybersecurity and IT provider Accenture has failed to shake litigation that seeks to hold the consultancy liable for its role in the hotel chain’s data breach.

28 October 2020

US judge affirms decision to halt Trump’s WeChat ban

The US Department of Commerce’s second attempt to ban WeChat has failed, as a San Francisco district judge has upheld an earlier decision that suspended the prohibitions against the Chinese app.

26 October 2020

Bolsonaro finally appoints DPA directors, but privacy advocates voice concerns

Brazil’s government has finally appointed decision-makers at its Data Protection Authority – but observers say the military-laden board, which has little experience with data privacy, might not properly enforce the LGPD.

20 October 2020

Five key takeaways from the British Airways fine

The landmark British Airways GDPR fine contains a wealth of insight for data lawyers. GDR highlights key issues that practitioners and their clients need to know.

19 October 2020

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