Data privacy

SCOTUS hears arguments over scope of anti-hacking law

The US Supreme Court has been told that its interpretation of the country’s federal anti-hacking law will have extreme consequences – either criminalising innocuous activity or hindering the ability of authorities to punish the misuse of data.

01 December 2020

“Law is not maths”: the fight over fine calculation in Germany

GDR explores the German data protection authorities’ controversial fine calculator.

01 December 2020

German cookie consent dispute appealed

A German court has ruled that a legal search company did not properly obtain consent for cookies, but the company has appealed against the judgment.

30 November 2020

1.5 million class members make claims in $650m Facebook BIPA settlement

The deadline for Illinois residents to take part in the $650 million class action settlement with Facebook has passed, with some 1.5 million people filing claims against the company for its alleged violations of the state’s tough biometric privacy laws.

30 November 2020

Facebook faces Korean criminal charges

Korea’s newly-formed data watchdog has fined Facebook and referred it for criminal prosecution over its alleged practice of sharing personal data without consent.

27 November 2020

Exclusive: UK adequacy decision running out of time

With just five weeks until Brexit, the European Commission is yet to ask the European Data Protection Board to approve a UK adequacy decision – a process that took four months last time the board was tapped.

27 November 2020

CNIL imposes seven-figure fine despite Carrefour’s full remediation

Companies in the Carrefour retail conglomerate must pay a total of €3.05 million for a raft of data protection failures uncovered by an audit, despite their full remediation of all issues identified by France’s data watchdog.

26 November 2020

Data Governance Act formalises EU data-sharing plans

A proposed new EU law designed to stimulate large-scale data sharing across the bloc is being heralded as the biggest step in data regulation since the GDPR.

26 November 2020

Strict legitimate interest interpretation knocked back by Dutch court

The Dutch data watchdog has lost an appeal against one of its controversially tough legitimate interest decisions.

26 November 2020

Experian blocked from selling Brazilian data

A Brazilian court has found that Experian’s Brazilian subsidiary violated the LGPD by selling personal data without obtaining consent.

25 November 2020

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