Data privacy

OPC fails to dismiss Facebook challenge

A Canadian judge has refused to end Facebook’s fight against the country’s federal privacy regulator.

29 June 2021

ICO issues GDPR enforcement order

A UK GDPR enforcement notice against an email marketing provider may signal a tougher stance on unlawful marketing that could expose providers to a much harsher penalty regime.

28 June 2021

UK adequacy confirmed

Europe has formally approved the UK’s adequacy with a four-year limit in the case of future regulatory divergence.

28 June 2021

TikTok faces second Dutch mass lawsuit

A consumer protection organisation has threatened to file a €1.5 billion child privacy-focused GDPR collective action against TikTok – weeks after another body filed a similar opt-out claim.

28 June 2021

ECJ: GDPR doesn’t block copyright infringer IP address collection

The European Court of Justice has ruled that copyright holders can use the GDPR’s legitimate interests legal basis to gather IP addresses with a view to pursuing potential infringers.

25 June 2021

“No harm, no foul”: Twitter’s data breach over-reporting strategy

As focus on the risks of poor data security increases around the world, a senior Twitter lawyer has said the social media company’s strategy is to over-report data breaches to regulators.

25 June 2021

Biden threatens to void contracts from non-secure vendors

US president Joe Biden’s recent order on cybersecurity threatens to pull business from software vendors who don’t update their systems by next May – although some observers wonder how the government plans to execute on this threat, given how entrenched many companies are in the global supply chain.

24 June 2021

EU privacy watchdogs call for greater AI Act role

European data protection authorities say they should have a prominent role in the monitoring and coordination of AI Act enforcement.

24 June 2021

UK to build ambitious adequacy process

Once the UK receives the EU’s GDPR adequacy blessing, the country will most likely focus on rolling out its own UK GDPR adequacy programme.

23 June 2021

Facial recognition companies turn to the First Amendment

Amazon has joined Clearview AI in using the First Amendment as a defence against Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) claims – a move some critics paint as a cynical ploy to use constitutional protections for anti-democratic purposes, but others see as a necessary test of how free speech rights apply to big data and artificial intelligence.

23 June 2021

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