Topic: Data privacy

Microsoft settles Brazil consent investigation

Microsoft has agreed to more transparent consent policies in a settlement with the São Paulo prosecutor’s office – ending a two year legal battle over the company’s compliance with Brazilian law.

10 July 2020

Judge slaps down First Amendment challenge to Maine privacy law

A US district court judge has denied a motion by internet trade groups to declare Maine’s privacy law unconstitutional, while also dismissing their arguments that federal law preempts the state’s nascent legislation.

10 July 2020

The CCPA and third-party cookie phaseout could be good for adtech

Tough data protection regulation in the US and Europe and the death of third-party cookies will ultimately be beneficial to the data-hungry digital advertising industry, according to new research.

09 July 2020

Apple’s privacy credentials slammed in lawsuit

Apple and T-Mobile are facing a class action lawsuit over a design flaw that allegedly gave an iPhone user access to messages sent to another person.

08 July 2020

Dutch NGOs seek compensation from Facebook

Two NGOs allege that Facebook illegally made huge sums from the misuse of Dutch citizens’ personal data.

08 July 2020

South African data law enacted after seven-year delay

Major provisions of South Africa’s 2013 Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) are finally being enacted after seven years of delays. What does the arrival of this long anticipated law mean for those on the ground?

08 July 2020

Dutch credit rating agency appeals data access fine

The Dutch data authority has fined a credit rating agency over its failure to make customer information easily accessible – but the agency has already appealed against the penalty.

07 July 2020

Exclusive: Google admits defeat on one-stop-shop

Google has accepted that all European data protection authorities can enforce against it for data activities carried out by its US parent, GDR has learned – backtracking on its previous assertions that only Ireland’s Data Protection Commission can do so.

07 July 2020

Data broker fights Norwegian adtech claims

Data broker Foursquare has sought to distance itself from accusations made in a Norwegian report about the sale of data by mobile app developers – saying it has a legitimate interest to handle personal data shared with it by mobile apps.

07 July 2020

EDPS: re-negotiate Microsoft data contracts

The influential European Data Protection Supervisor has urged public bodies across Europe to re-negotiate the data protection terms of their contracts with Microsoft.

06 July 2020

Get unlimited access to all Global Data Review content