Data privacy

Class counsel spars with objectors at TikTok settlement hearing

Class counsel and objectors to a TikTok settlement have aired their arguments about the $92 million deal in a sometimes heated hearing.

20 April 2021

Biden administration mulls an end to TikTok and WeChat litigation

The Biden administration has said that it may end Trump’s campaign to ban TikTok and WeChat from the US.

19 April 2021

Japan’s data regulator beefs up

The Japanese data protection authority has received a budget boost following a high-profile data scandal in the country.

19 April 2021

Google misled users over location data, Australian court rules

An Australian court has ruled that Google misled users over the collection of location data on its Android operating system, delivering a partial victory for the Australian competition authority in a “world-first” case.

16 April 2021

Facebook faces Irish GDPR collective claim

An NGO plans to file collective proceedings against Facebook in the wake of the social media platform’s leak of 533 million individuals’ data – but the litigation may require an unusual level of upfront commitment from potential claimants.

16 April 2021

EDPB cautiously blesses UK adequacy

EU data protection authorities have given the go-ahead to the European Commission’s decision to approve data flows to the UK – but urged the commission to keep a close watch on the UK.

15 April 2021

Florida House of Representatives committee preserves private right of action

Florida’s House Commerce Committee has passed privacy legislation that allows residents to sue companies for violations, leaving two competing bills for lawmakers to consider before they adjourn at the end of the month – one with a private right of action, and one without.

15 April 2021

First Dutch GDPR fine reduced

A court has upheld the Netherlands’ first GDPR infringement decision but slashed the €460,000 fine by almost a quarter.

15 April 2021

Irish data regulator formally probes Facebook

Despite assertions by Facebook that the recent publication of personal data belonging to 533 million users does not constitute a data breach, the Irish data regulator has formally opened an investigation into the social media giant.

14 April 2021

Unexpected trends emerge from CCPA litigation

At least 76 CCPA-related lawsuits have been filed since the law went into effect 1 January 2020, revealing litigation tactics that observers did not anticipate when the legislation was first crafted.

14 April 2021

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