Data privacy

German authorities receive expert opinion on expanding cooperation

An expert opinion will guide German regulators’ approach to strengthening cooperation between the federal and state bodies.

15 June 2022

Irish watchdog loses appeal on right to be heard

A Dublin court has held that the Data Protection Commission acted illegally when it failed to send a defendant a new draft decision after it changed its mind on a key point – but the ruling may have little effect on the length of the regulator’s other investigations.

14 June 2022

TalkTalk hack-related privacy claim continues

A Northern Ireland High Court judge has allowed a misuse of private information claim against leading UK newspapers to proceed after “inexcusable delay”, but struck out the claimant’s negligence claim.

14 June 2022

OPM data breach impact may stretch beyond $63 million settlement

A judge preliminarily approving a $63 million settlement in the US Office of Personnel Management litigation could provide a playbook for securing other wins against federal government data breaches.

13 June 2022

Finnish decision foreshadows GDPR and Data Act clash

Finland’s data protection authority has said historical car maintenance data can be classified as personal data under the GDPR, opening a question on how proposals for non-personal data sharing under the Data Act will work.

10 June 2022

ECJ advocate-general expands scope of access rights

A European Court of Justice advocate-general has said controllers should reveal the specific recipients of any data they shared in their responses to access requests.

10 June 2022

NCA mounts defence in unlawful disclosure claim

The UK National Crime Agency has denied that it breached data protection laws by providing Latvian authorities with a former KGB double agent’s British identity and address, saying it acted in accordance with EU rules guiding member state cooperation.

09 June 2022

Experian class action dropped

A UK representative action targeting Experian’s marketing business has been discontinued.

09 June 2022

CNIL rejects risk-based approach to non-EU transfers

The French regulator has flatly rejected a risk-based approach to international transfers in a published Q&A about the use of Google Analytics, echoing the stance of its Austrian counterpart.

08 June 2022

MPs pushed on Online Safety Bill data protection issues

UK lawmakers have been urged to consider how the Online Safety Bill will affect data protection, among ongoing questions over how to ensure that large platforms comply with the new legislation.

07 June 2022

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