Data privacy

NGOs: France “will make use of any loopholes” to save anti-piracy data retention system

France’s Council of State has been accused of refusing to apply EU case law, in the latest data retention dispute before the highest European court.

06 July 2022

Instagram’s new age verification tactics could assuage regulators but increase risks

Instagram reviewing users’ uploaded IDs and video selfies – which in some cases involves a third party conducting automated analysis – could lead to the social media giant facing heightened legal risk.

05 July 2022

Cologne court expands Google GDPR liability

The Regional Court of Cologne has held that Google’s US parent and Irish subsidiary are jointly liable for responding to right to be forgotten requests.

05 July 2022

Dutch regulator’s legitimate interest interpretation under further fire

The European Commission reportedly urged the Dutch data regulator to change its strict and controversial stance on legitimate interest.

04 July 2022

SAR litigation against Wise dropped

A data protection claim against Wise over alleged failings to fulfil a data subject access request has been discontinued.

04 July 2022

Has data privacy been demoted on the risk register for trust companies?

Research by Herbert Smith Freehills suggests that trust companies may no longer consider data protection to be as much of a risk as they once did, write partners Miriam Everett and Richard Norridge.

04 July 2022

Data Changemakers: Estelle Massé

Access Now’s Europe legislative manager and global data protection lead Estelle Massé says more dialogue is needed between civil society and industry about the fundamental rights that underpin compliance.

01 July 2022

ECJ opinion warns on use of biometric data by police

A European Court of Justice advisor has held that while member state law can authorise police processing of biometric and genetic data for DNA profiling, it should be subject to clear and precise provisions.

01 July 2022

TotalEnergies fined €1 million for GDPR breaches

The French data regulator found that TotalEnergies had breached GDPR rules around data subject rights, but stopped short of issuing an injunction due to the company’s compliance efforts during the investigation.

30 June 2022

High Court rules on CCTV screenshot in commercial dispute

The High Court of England and Wales has blocked the publication of a screenshot from a CCTV recording, saying that it would constitute a breach of the GDPR.

30 June 2022

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