Topic: Data privacy

Equifax class action pulled

A claimant suing Equifax on behalf of a class of allegedly affected data subjects has withdrawn from bringing the lawsuit as a representative action.

03 April 2020

Covid-19: Brazil to vote on postponement of LGPD

Brazilian legislatures are scheduled to vote tomorrow on a covid-19 aid package, which will include a provision that delays the country’s data protection law until 2021.

02 April 2020

Coronavirus and the GDPR – keep calm and carry on?

Amy Lambert at Fieldfisher in London explains the data dos and don'ts for companies as they deal with the coronavirus crisis.

02 April 2020

Morrisons not liable for rogue employee data breach

In a landmark ruling, the UK’s highest court has cleared UK supermarket Morrisons of vicarious liability for the actions of a rogue employee – but claimants in other cases may still be able to hold data controllers indirectly liable.

01 April 2020

Zoom hit with class action lawsuit over Facebook data-sharing

A class action lawsuit has been filed against chat app Zoom over alleged sharing of consumers’ data with Facebook and other third parties without their knowledge.

01 April 2020

Washington passes public sector facial recognition law

Washington’s governor has signed off on legislation regulating how the state’s public agencies use facial recognition technology.

01 April 2020

ICO’s British Airways and Marriott delays signal fine reductions

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office has again delayed deciding whether to impose large fines on British Airways and Marriott – with both companies indicating the proposed penalties may be reduced.

31 March 2020

UK Supreme Court rules against alleged Isis killers’ data transfer

The UK’s highest court has unanimously held that the government’s transfer of evidence relating to the alleged murderers of 27 men in Syria was illegal.

31 March 2020

Uber sues LA to block scooter tracking policy

Uber has sued the Los Angeles Department of Transportation for its alleged attempts to seize personal geolocation data from the company’s electronic scooter subsidiary JUMP.

30 March 2020

US covid-19 stimulus package includes $500m for CDC surveillance programme

The record-setting $2 trillion stimulus package signed into law by US President Donald Trump on Friday includes $500 million for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to implement a public health data surveillance system.

30 March 2020