Data privacy

Facebook hit with class action over security breach

Facebook has been hit with a US class action lawsuit over a security breach that might have affected as many as 90 million users.

01 October 2018

UK health insurer fined over security failures

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office has fined healthcare insurer Bupa £175,000 for failing to have effective security measures in place to protect customers’ personal information.

28 September 2018

Ad tech industry struggling with privacy rules, say lawyers

The digital advertising industry is struggling to establish clear legal grounds for processing under the GDPR, ahead of changes to the EU ePrivacy regulations that are set to affect the industry yet further, lawyers have said.

28 September 2018

South Korea to force government to preserve data

South Korea’s interior ministry has announced a new policy that aims to preserve public sector data in a national push to facilitate big data analysis.

28 September 2018

Tech companies call for US federal data protection law

Some of the world’s biggest tech and telecoms companies have come out in favour of federal US data protection legislation, but have warned against bringing in a “burdensome” GDPR-style law and giving the Federal Trade Commission more powers.

27 September 2018

Uber reaches landmark settlement over US data breach

Uber has agreed to pay $148 million to settle claims that it concealed a 2016 breach which affected more than 25 million of its US users.

27 September 2018

Pressure mounts on Canada to extend privacy rules to political parties

A Canadian privacy commissioner has found that it has no jurisdiction to enforce privacy rules on a provincial political party, just days after federal and state privacy commissioners called on the government to introduce legislation to cover data handling by political parties.

26 September 2018

India's Supreme Court clears state biometric database

A majority of India’s top court has struck down parts of legislation governing a database that contains more than 1.2 billion Indian citizens’ biometric information, but upheld the mandatory database overall.

26 September 2018

Davis Wright strengthens privacy practice with new hire

US law firm Davis Wright Tremaine has hired former Department of Justice privacy head Nancy Libin in the most recent expansion of its privacy department.

26 September 2018

French data protection watchdog weighs into blockchain debate

The CNIL has become the first data protection authority worldwide to issue advice on how to apply the GDPR to blockchain, suggesting personal data be encrypted to ensure the technology complies with the right to be forgotten.

25 September 2018

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