Data privacy

Facebook US on the hook in Australia

Australia’s Federal Court has said Australian privacy legislation has an extraterritorial effect over Facebook’s US parent company, amid regulatory proceedings linked to the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

18 September 2020

Commerce department moves forward with TikTok and WeChat bans

The US Department of Commerce has said app stores in the country will no longer be allowed to distribute or maintain WeChat or TikTok mobile applications as of Sunday.

18 September 2020

Companies still not ready for LGPD

Brazil’s LGPD will go into effect tomorrow, but attorneys working with the data protection law say a large majority of Brazilian companies are not fully compliant.

17 September 2020

LGPD boosts litigation risk

LGPD regulatory investigations are still some way away, but the legislation's private right of action means companies are already in the firing line.

17 September 2020

Locked screen

An increasingly popular data-gathering policy in African countries has exposed weaknesses in regulatory frameworks across the continent.

16 September 2020

Senate committee shines spotlight on Google’s adtech business

Policy experts have told a US senate committee that Google has monopolised the adtech space by combining data from a wide array of its products – although others say there is plenty of competition for online advertising and that Google is benefiting consumers.

16 September 2020

Clearview Vermont lawsuit survives, but data broker claims dismissed

A Vermont court has rejected state allegations that Clearview AI’s scraping of personal data breached the state’s regulations of data brokers.

16 September 2020

Facebook SCC Irish investigation under fire from both sides

Max Schrems and Facebook have both attacked the Irish data watchdog’s new investigation of Facebook’s EU-US data transfers.

15 September 2020

Appeals court dismisses trucking company’s hacking lawsuit

A US appeals court has rejected a trucking company’s lawsuit against two former employees who allegedly stole proprietary sales data, ruling that the defendants didn’t violate the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act as they were authorised to access the information.

15 September 2020

Judge dismisses hiQ antitrust claims, but gives time to amend

LinkedIn has successfully moved to dismiss antitrust claims made by data analytics firm hiQ Labs in the long-running scraping litigation between the two parties – but the business networking site must still face claims that it intentionally interfered with contracts hiQ had with clients.

14 September 2020

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