Data privacy

US Bank slapped with multimillion fine for illegal data practices

The United States’ consumer protection agency for the financial sector has issued US Bank with a $37.5 million (€36.7 million) penalty for exploiting its customers’ personal data,  appearing to be the largest fine issued under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

02 August 2022

ECJ: Lithuanian anti-corruption measure not GDPR compliant

The highest court in the European Union has ruled that the Lithuanian government’s publication of details relating to the private interests of directors that have received public funding was not proportionate under the GDPR.

01 August 2022

EU watchdogs criticise chat control regulation

The EDPS and EDPB have adopted a joint opinion on a regulation proposal to combat child sexual abuse online and found it presents serious risks for fundamental rights.

01 August 2022

Squire Patton hires US attorneys to keep pace with privacy demands

Squire Patton Boggs has added two lawyers to its data privacy and cybersecurity team, with additional international hiring likely to follow to keep up with client demand.

28 July 2022

Irish data watchdog gains two top roles

Ireland’s government will appoint two new data commissioners to work alongside current head Helen Dixon, in a move it said would help with the regulator’s growing workload.

28 July 2022

AEPD probes company’s use of Amazon Ring

The Spanish data watchdog has opened a preliminary investigation into a company for its use of Ring, Amazon’s doorbell video surveillance product.

27 July 2022

Dutch regulator fails to revive controversial legitimate interest decision

The Netherlands’ highest administrative court has given the red card to the Dutch data regulator’s VoetbalTV fine, but refused to deal with a key issue about the watchdog’s hardline stance on legitimate interests.

27 July 2022

T-Mobile agrees to $500 million data breach settlement

After facing dozens of class action lawsuits for a data breach that affected millions of US customers, T-Mobile has agreed to pay a nine-figure settlement – but said the payment is not an admission of guilt.

25 July 2022

China issues second-highest global privacy fine

The Cyberspace Administration of China has slapped ride-sharing operator Didi with a 8 billion yuan (€1.12 billion) fine for illegally collecting personal information and undertaking data practices that threatened the country’s national security.

21 July 2022

US data privacy bill sent to the House

A Congressional committee has voted to send the nation’s first bipartisan national data privacy bill to the full US House of Representatives, but lingering partisan and new inter-party divisions could threaten the bill’s path to becoming law.

21 July 2022

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