Data privacy

Noyb reveals major companies’ responses to Schrems II

33 prominent companies have revealed how legal departments are responding to the Schrems II judgment – with many organisations leaning heavily on standard contractual clauses.

28 September 2020

Colombian bank fined for failing to delete customer data

Colombia’s data watchdog has fined Banco Popular for failing to remove from its databases the name of a resident who did not want to receive advertisements from the financial institution.

25 September 2020

RBG remembered for landmark data case dissent

A US Senate committee working on federal privacy legislation has paid tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for her dissent in Spokeo Inc v Robins – a monumental consumer privacy case that continues to affect the data litigation landscape.

25 September 2020

Don’t overstate the role of data, Facebook says

Facebook’s director of economic policy has played down the competitive advantage available to platforms that have access to large tranches of data, while warning against the effectiveness of data separation and data access remedies.

25 September 2020

New Zealand cracks down on credit reporter

New Zealand’s data regulator has found a major consumer credit reporting agency illegally circumvented credit reporting privacy rules through its use of an affiliated company.

24 September 2020

CCPA needs improvement, California AG says

California attorney general Xavier Becerra has outlined his gripes with the CCPA, in a US Senate committee hearing that may influence national privacy legislation.

24 September 2020

First LGPD enforcement goes after data brokers

The first attempt to enforce Brazil’s sweeping new data protection legislation has stalled – but observers say the case may demonstrate how the law is likely to play out in practice.

23 September 2020

Data transfer ban may shut down Facebook EU services

A senior Facebook official has testified that a possible ban on its transfers of data from the EU to the US might make it impossible for it to continue providing services in the bloc.

22 September 2020

Instagram faces CCPA smartphone camera spying lawsuit

A putative class action says Instagram taps users’ smartphone cameras to monitor them without their knowledge or consent.

22 September 2020

Lack of adtech enforcement allowing data misuse, report says

Ireland’s data regulator has allowed mass data misuse within the adtech industry to continue, a new report has claimed.

21 September 2020

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