Data privacy

Football club fined over accountability

A German data authority has fined football club VfB Stuttgart €300,000 over a breach of the GDPR’s accountability obligation.

16 June 2021

China warns apps over collection and use of data

China’s cybersecurity regulator has given 129 apps only days to fix their data practices, amid a wider crackdown on online data collection.

16 June 2021

ECJ clarifies one-stop-shop rules

Europe’s highest court has ruled that non-lead data protection authorities can take action against cross-border GDPR infringements in certain circumstances.

15 June 2021

Instagram ECJ case dropped

The ECJ will no longer be asked to clarify the extent to which courts can force platforms to disclose the identities of account operators.

14 June 2021

LinkedIn v hiQ remanded but key question remains

The US Supreme Court has sent the long-running data scraping dispute between LinkedIn and hiQ back to the Ninth Circuit for reconsideration in light of its recent Van Buren ruling – but LinkedIn says its case hinges on a key issue that the high court left unaddressed in Van Buren.

14 June 2021

Unpacking a year of covid implications

FTI Consulting technology segment experts outline the data challenges companies faced during the coronavirus outbreak, and how they will continue to navigate them in the months and years to come.

11 June 2021

Facebook FTC consent order to be examined in BrandTotal dispute

A recently unsealed order in BrandTotal’s data access dispute with Facebook suggests a US federal judge may take external evidence to help interpret the Federal Trade Commission’s consent decree with the social media company.

11 June 2021

Google agrees to Privacy Sandbox oversight

Adtech players have welcomed Google commitments that would resolve a UK antitrust investigation of its controversial Privacy Sandbox and subject it to ongoing competition and data protection regulatory scrutiny.

11 June 2021

Biden abandons Trump anti-TikTok campaign

The Biden administration will no longer pursue the Trump-era restrictions on TikTok, WeChat and other Chinese apps.

10 June 2021

Three years of GDPR: a rocky journey

Valérie Heremans, Ceyhun Pehlivan and Saverio Puddu of Linklaters track the rollout of the GDPR since 2018.

10 June 2021

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