Data localisation

Sanctions breed uncertainty for data

With new waves of sanctions coming thick and fast from Western governments, data and cloud providers are working under the fog of war.

08 March 2022

Tech companies fear India’s data framework could harm business

International associations representing major global tech companies have expressed concerns over provisions in India’s draft data protection law relating to data localisation and the inclusion of non-personal data, citing concerns that these could hinder innovation and foreign investment.

03 March 2022

German lawsuit takes on the CLOUD Act

A court battle is underway in the German state of Hesse to determine the legality of the Cookiebot service, after the most recent appeal saw an emergency injunction against its use annulled.

09 February 2022

New Data Act would extend GDPR to non-personal data

Many of the protections applied to personal data under the GDPR will soon be expanded to non-personal data in a landmark legislative proposal put forward by the European Commission.

04 February 2022

Latest BIPA action targets AWS

Amazon Web Services faces a class action lawsuit in its capacity as a cloud provider, with plaintiffs alleging it breached the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act by storing facial scans on behalf of a video game company.

01 November 2021

US FCC pulls telecoms licence over surveillance concerns

The Federal Communications Commission has ordered China Telecom to close its US business within 60 days, citing concerns that the Chinese Communist Party could use the state-owned company to access confidential data – and signalling that other companies will soon be in the firing line.

27 October 2021

California law enforcer sued for out-of-state data transfers

A lawsuit against the Marin County Sheriff’s Office shows the extent to which law enforcers disseminate licence plate data, revealing that one department shared such information with more than 600 other agencies.

18 October 2021

Clearview BIPA case veers into personal finances

Clearview AI’s defence lawyers say plaintiff subpoenas for executives’ personal financial records are an improper fishing expedition.

14 October 2021

ByteDance to provide settlement notification via TikTok inbox

A US judge has blessed the $92 million settlement between ByteDance and plaintiffs after the company agreed to directly notify TikTok users about the deal.

04 October 2021

Capital One and AWS class action shot down

In a strongly-worded judgment, a Canadian judge has ruled that a C$240 billion (US$191 billion) data breach class action against Capital One and data processor Amazon Web Services is doomed to fail.

10 August 2021

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