Data privacy

EDPB tentatively approves draft Korean adequacy

The EU’s data protection authorities have greenlit the European Commission’s decision to approve data flows to Korea – but called on the commission to provide further clarity.

28 September 2021

German court reverses GDPR burden of proof

A German court has held that data controllers need to demonstrate their compliance with data processing rules – potentially paving the way for a shift in European data breach complaints.

27 September 2021

CISA director: Too much information sharing could overwhelm agency

US industry and government officials have called for removing barriers to inter-agency information sharing in the wake of several major cyberattacks – but Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) director Jen Easterly has warned that too much sharing could make it hard to separate the signal from the noise.

27 September 2021

Dutch regulator denied 300% budget increase

The chair of a leading European data watchdog has bemoaned a “very worrying” government refusal to boost its annual budget from €25 million to €100 million.

24 September 2021

FTC says it may release more Facebook audit records

The US Federal Trade Commission has told GDR that it is still reviewing whether to release more records from Protiviti’s 236-plus page audit of Facebook.

24 September 2021

Swiss authority questions CLOUD Act compliance

Switzerland’s Federal Office of Justice believes the CLOUD Act could breach existing data protection rules and possibly endanger Switzerland’s EU adequacy status.

24 September 2021

Lawsuit: Facebook overpaid on $5 billion settlement to shield Zuckerberg

A recent lawsuit from a public pension fund that invests in Facebook claims that the social media giant paid the US Federal Trade Commission $5 billion to settle the Cambridge Analytica scandal in order to shield its chief executive from liability.

23 September 2021

FTC withholds hundreds of Facebook audit records

An independent audit of Facebook says “substantial additional work” is still needed to fix the company’s privacy problems. Just how much work is unclear, as the US Federal Trade Commission has kept hundreds of records from the 236-plus page report secret.

23 September 2021

The future of UK data protection – All still to play for?

Linklaters TMT and IP head Richard Cumbley analyses the upcoming potential changes to the UK's data framework.

22 September 2021

FBI may have cost Kaseya’s clients millions, senator says

The chairman of the US Senate Homeland Security Committee has said the FBI’s decision to withhold a decryption key from software company Kaseya may have cost companies millions of dollars, criticising the Bureau for its lack of transparency.

22 September 2021

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