Data privacy

British Airways faces class action

British Airways is facing possible group litigation that could cost it hundreds of millions of pounds, after suffering a data breach last week that affected its customers’ financial details.

10 September 2018

Facebook Hong Kong did not break the law, privacy commissioner says

Hong Kong’s data protection watchdog has cleared Facebook Hong Kong of local law violations in the Cambridge Analytica data leak scandal.

10 September 2018

Japan commits to additional safeguards as EU adequacy process begins

The European Commission has launched the adoption of its data protection adequacy agreement with Japan, which involves the latter implementing safeguards for personal data transferred from the EU.

10 September 2018

Irish judge lets watchdog investigate newspaper company

An Irish high court judge has greenlighted an investigation into Independent News and Media (INM) after a secretive “data interrogation” by the company’s former chairman.

07 September 2018

Lacking bite

Reform may be on the way for Canada’s private sector data privacy landscape, following concerns that its enforcement regime lacks teeth.

06 September 2018

Yahoo! asks court to dismiss data breach class certification

Yahoo! has urged a California court to deny plaintiffs’ motion to be treated as a class for a lawsuit over data breaches it suffered between 2013 and 2016.

05 September 2018

Two class actions target Facebook data-sharing partnerships

Two separate putative class actions have accused Facebook of illegally sharing their data with device makers including Apple, Samsung and Microsoft, potentially in breach of its 2011 settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission.

04 September 2018

Investors sue data analysis company for misleading GDPR forecast

Investors are suing a data analytics company for making “false and misleading statements” that caused significant losses.

04 September 2018

WhatsApp must respond to non-compliance allegations, says India’s Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of India has given Whatsapp four weeks to respond to a petition launched by a Delhi-based think tank accusing the messaging app of flouting telecoms legislation.

03 September 2018

Land of little kings

What can the EU learn from Germany’s model of data protection enforcement?

01 September 2018

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