Data privacy

Austria imposes profiling fine

Austria’s data watchdog has ordered a loyalty card provider to pay €2 million for unlawfully processing members’ personal data.

11 August 2021

Capital One and AWS class action shot down

In a strongly-worded judgment, a Canadian judge has ruled that a C$240 billion (US$191 billion) data breach class action against Capital One and data processor Amazon Web Services is doomed to fail.

10 August 2021

Noyb escalates cookie complaints

Months after warning companies about non-compliant cookie banners, Noyb has filed hundreds of regulatory complaints and identified major platforms that resisted changes.

10 August 2021

Plaid to end data class action

Fintech provider Plaid has agreed to pay $58 million and alter its data collection policies in order to end litigation that accused it of harvesting unjustified amounts of personal information.

09 August 2021

The ruling that could transform the UK litigation market

A recent judgment could undermine the economic viability of hundreds of live UK data privacy cases.

04 August 2021

Selling UK adequacy after sunset

Organisations relying on the free flow of personal data between the EEA and the UK have weathered a turbulent few years – and features like the sunset clauses in the UK adequacy decisions mean some uncertainty is set to persist, say Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner partner Kate Brimsted and senior associate Tom Evans.

03 August 2021

Interest groups drive blockbuster Big Tech fines

Luxembourg’s record-breaking €746 million Amazon GDPR fine is the latest example of NGOs sparking some of the EU’s most significant cases against online platforms.

03 August 2021

Amazon ordered to pay record GDPR fine

The Luxembourg privacy watchdog has slapped Amazon with the largest fine under European privacy regulation to date – but the company plans to fight the decision.

30 July 2021

China’s new Data Security Law – one month to implementation

Morgan Lewis & Bockius Shanghai partner Todd Liao and associate Sylvia Hu analyse how companies can comply with China’s new data security framework.

30 July 2021

Judge narrows Dixons Carphone data breach claim

A High Court judge has dismissed almost all of a lawsuit seeking data breach damages from DSG Retail, serving as a warning to lawyers who routinely file data privacy lawsuits using multiple heads of claim.

30 July 2021

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