Data privacy

EU TikTok user data possibly accessed in China, Dixon says

European TikTok users’ data may be open to access by engineers in China after it is transferred to the US, Irish data regulator Helen Dixon revealed today.

10 March 2021

BrandTotal revives antitrust claims against Facebook

Analytics provider BrandTotal has renewed allegations that Facebook wrongly booted it from the social media platform – challenging an earlier ruling that Facebook’s restrictions were in accordance with Federal Trade Commission requirements to combat automated data scrapers.

10 March 2021

Walmart beats CCPA claims

Walmart has beaten claims in a class action lawsuit that it violated the California Consumer Privacy Act, with a US judge ruling that California’s landmark privacy law does not apply retroactively to breaches that might have occurred before it came into effect.

09 March 2021

UK data protection litigation analysis: the lawyers leading the way

Data compiled by GDR shows that a handful of firms are responsible for most recent data protection cases in England and Wales.

09 March 2021

Spotlight on Experian after largest leak in Brazilian history

Experian’s Brazilian subsidiary is facing litigation and regulatory scrutiny over the largest leak in the country’s history, despite not admitting to the breach – a matter that’s shaping up to be the first major challenge for Brazil’s nascent data protection authority.

08 March 2021

UK data protection litigation analysis: class action uptake remains slow

Data compiled by GDR shows that much-hyped collective actions make up a tiny minority of UK data protection litigation.

08 March 2021

Google loses CNIL appeal

Google has failed to obtain an urgent suspension of a French decision that ordered it to reform its cookie practices and pay a €100 million fine, with a judge confirming that France’s data watchdog has jurisdiction over the case.

05 March 2021

Marriott data breach litigation shut down

Hotel group Marriott has fended off a class action lawsuit stemming from a February 2020 data breach, with a US judge ruling that plaintiffs did not adequately show how they were injured.

05 March 2021

UK adequacy decision: end goal in sight

After years of wrangling over Brexit and the terms of the withdrawal agreement, recent squabbles over the importing of vaccines, shellfish and even ham sandwiches have made the issue of UK-EU equivalence a testy subject. As such, the European Commission’s recent UK adequacy decision is encouraging for the data community, says Kim Roberts of King & Spalding.

05 March 2021

Belgium data regulator urged staff to hand over covid test results

The Belgian data protection authority asked staff to hand over their covid-19 test results, GDR has learned – potentially breaching the regulator’s own guidance and the GDPR.

04 March 2021

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