Data privacy

US privacy advocates call for enhanced enforcer powers

Privacy advocates called for the US to enact GDPR-style federal privacy legislation, backing increased powers for enforcers or even the establishment of a standalone data protection authority at a Senate hearing yesterday.

11 October 2018

UK supermarket liable for data leak as an employer, lawyer argues

Counsel to claimants against Morrisons has told the Court of Appeal of England and Wales that a data leak by a rogue employee falls under common law rather than data protection statute, as the supermarket was not the data controller when the conduct occurred.

10 October 2018

Swiss data protection chief fights tax data-sharing scheme

Switzerland’s federal data protection commissioner has issued a complaint to a federal court over a scheme that shares financial information with foreign authorities to aid tax evasion investigations.

10 October 2018

Lawyer highlights “different mindset” of Australian consumer data right

An Australian lawyer has noted that the incoming Australian consumer data right has a different philosophy to data subject rights under more typical privacy rules.

10 October 2018

EDPB criticises e-Evidence proposals

The European Data Protection Board has said pre-existing measures currently protect privacy more effectively than proposed legislation designed to ease access of electronic evidence across EU member state borders.

10 October 2018

UK supermarket denies liability for rogue employee data leak

Counsel to Morrisons has told the Court of Appeal of England and Wales that data protection rules exempt the supermarket from common law vicarious liability for a leak of payroll data by a disgruntled employee.

09 October 2018

Technology can help individuals with their data, says former Cambridge Analytica executive

A former employee of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica has said technology such as blockchain could be used to increase individuals’ control of their personal data.

09 October 2018

Eversheds strengthens London data practice

Eversheds Sutherland has added to its global privacy and cybersecurity practice with the recruitment of Simon Morrissey from Lewis Silkin.

09 October 2018

English court cans attempted Google class action

An English judge has dismissed an attempted class action against Google, despite saying it is arguable that the company’s alleged secret tracking of Apple iPhone users was wrongful and a breach of duty.

08 October 2018

Wilson Sonsini hires from Latham

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has added to its London office’s data privacy and cybersecurity practice with the hire of Lore Leitner.

08 October 2018

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