Data privacy

Capital One class action certified

A British Columbia judge has granted certification to a C$800 million (US$638 million) data breach class action, but narrowed the lawsuit’s scope.

07 June 2022

Sweden investigates pharmacy chains over Facebook transfers

The Swedish data watchdog is investigating three pharmacy chains over the collection of personal data from visitors to their web shops through Facebook pixels and the subsequent transfer of that data to Meta.

06 June 2022

Data Changemakers: Katarzyna Szymielewicz

In the first edition of Data Changemakers, co-founder and president of Panoptykon Katarzyna Szymielewicz tells GDR that the Digital Services Act will drive civil society action.

06 June 2022

Norway DPA investigates statistics agency

Norway’s data regulator has launched an inspection of the government’s statistics bureau, after it ordered the county’s largest supermarket groups to provide information about customer transactions.

06 June 2022

Zoom hit with international privacy class action

Zoom is facing another class action lawsuit over its app’s collection and sharing of personal data, this time from users based in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

01 June 2022

FTC reigns as de facto US data privacy enforcer

With no nationwide data privacy law in the US the Federal Trade Commission has established itself as the prime enforcer for privacy matters, even while other government agencies and private entities jockey to regulate private data.

31 May 2022

Latvian watchdogs clarify AML data processing

The Latvian data authority and financial regulator have issued guidance for the processing of personal data in the context of anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance by the finance industry.

31 May 2022

NHS trusts face questions over data sharing with healthtech company

NGO medConfidential has sent a letter to NHS trusts asking them to terminate contracts with Sensyne Health and to require the company to delete patient data the trusts exchanged for shares.

30 May 2022

Experts sound the alarm on data minimisation

The principle of data minimisation may have been forgotten in recent privacy-enhancing solution proposals, despite its potential to mitigate many of the harms caused by the excessively large amount of data collected online.

30 May 2022

TalkTalk litigation trimmed down

The High Court of England and Wales has dismissed misuse of private information claims relating to TalkTalk data breaches, but allowed data protection proceedings to continue and allowed the claimants to apply for further information about potential other breaches.

27 May 2022

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