Data privacy

Lessons from the WhatsApp GDPR fine, and why size really does matter

Forensic Risk Alliance partner Simon Taylor analyses the European Data Protection Board’s approach to calculating the recent WhatsApp GDPR fine – and concludes that it’s difficult to overstate its importance.

14 September 2021

Legality of Denham’s term extension questioned

UK government lawyers have admitted that the extension of Elizabeth Denham’s term as Information Commissioner was unlawful – with the government's interpretation of its ability to extend her term raising questions about the post’s independence.

13 September 2021

Can California achieve data adequacy?

As negotiations between the US and EU over trans-Atlantic data flows move at a snail’s pace, a member of California’s newly constructed privacy regulator has floated the idea of the state achieving GDPR adequacy.

13 September 2021

UK to reform data protection framework and regulator

The UK government has revealed details of its planned overhaul of the country’s post-Brexit data regime, seeking feedback on wide-ranging changes that could affect automated decision-making, accountability requirements and the structure of the UK's data regulator.

10 September 2021

Edwards greenlit as next UK data regulator

MPs have approved the appointment of John Edwards as the next UK Information Commissioner, but criticised delays in his nomination.

10 September 2021

Edwards: scope for UK “third way” between EU and US

The UK’s incoming data privacy chief has provided insight into his approach to regulating Big Tech and balancing innovation with enforcement, and said the UK may be able to chart a “middle course” between the US and EU approaches to regulating data.

09 September 2021

Clearview mounts another BIPA First Amendment defence

Armed with a recent Eighth Circuit decision, facial recognition company Clearview AI has argued again that its activities are protected by the First Amendment.

09 September 2021

Spain DPA fines processor for failure to return data

Spain’s data watchdog has ordered a data processor to pay €100,000 for failing to return data to the data controller after its processing contract expired.

08 September 2021

Third TikTok mass claim filed in Amsterdam

An NGO has filed a €6 billion Dutch class action against TikTok that appears likely to overlap with two existing sets of mass litigation.

08 September 2021

Facebook’s new FTC independent assessor revealed

After a previous watchdog failed to spot the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook hired a new independent assessor to oversee its US Federal Trade Commission-mandated privacy programme.

07 September 2021

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