Data privacy

Deadlines loom for some states to pass privacy legislation

Numerous US states are working on privacy bills, but some of them have legislatures that will soon adjourn for the year.

09 April 2021

Private right of action removed from Florida privacy bill

Florida lawmakers have removed the private right of action provision from a proposed consumer privacy bill at the behest of the state’s business community – much to the dismay of privacy activists.

08 April 2021

TikTok facing Irish complaint

A Dutch consumer organisation has filed a GDPR complaint about TikTok to Ireland’s data regulator.

08 April 2021

Ticketmaster GDPR appeal on hold

Ticketmaster’s appeal against a UK GDPR fine has been stayed until a final judgment is issued in parallel data subject litigation.

08 April 2021

Court won’t stop Capital One notifying data breach victims

A Canadian judge has refused to block Capital One from informing 51,000 individuals that their data had been illegally accessed.

07 April 2021

Privacy community remembers Kurt Wimmer, privacy and press freedoms advocate

Kurt Wimmer, the former co-chair of Covington & Burling’s data privacy and cybersecurity practice, has died at the age of 62.

07 April 2021

TikTok $92 million settlement hearing postponed as objections mount

Nearly 1,000 class members have objected to a proposed TikTok settlement agreement, as plaintiffs’ counsel trade barbs with attorneys from the Facebook biometric data case in an increasingly contentious dispute.

06 April 2021

Facebook facing regulatory scrutiny over monster breach

At least four data enforcers are investigating after a huge trove of Facebook data was posted online over the weekend.

06 April 2021

World Bank: privacy isn’t just for rich countries

A new World Bank study has concluded that developing countries have the capacity to enforce comprehensive privacy laws – but warned that it may be too costly for small businesses in those jurisdictions to comply with complex laws like the GDPR.

01 April 2021

UK considers regulation changes to ease data sharing

A UK government-commissioned research paper has suggested changing laws to smooth data sharing, amid concerns from privacy activists about possible dilution of UK data protection rules.

01 April 2021

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