Disputes

Google Sweden delisting fight escalates

Google and the Swedish data protection authority have both sought to continue a battle over a multimillion-euro fine over alleged Google delisting and right to be forgotten failures, GDR has learned.

01 March 2021

US judge blesses Facebook BIPA settlement as TikTok files separate agreement

A US judge has approved a $650 million Facebook settlement and TikTok has filed its own $92 million agreement in a pair of separate biometric information privacy class actions.

01 March 2021

Multimillion-euro German fine overturned, but fight continues

A €14.5 million GDPR fine against a German realtor is the latest blow to German data watchdogs’ enforcement efforts – but the regulator that levied the penalty said it will fight the court’s decision.

26 February 2021

Companies focus on data-led product development, GDR report shows

An exclusive GDR survey suggests the private sector is extensively using data assets to create new products and services – and may be shifting its focus away from commercialising personal data by using it to target online adverts.

26 February 2021

Brazil right to be forgotten decision may not affect data disputes

Brazil’s highest federal court gained attention from the international privacy community earlier this month when it deemed the right to be forgotten as unconstitutional – but some observers say the ruling will not have much of an effect on big data cases.

26 February 2021

GDPR immaterial damages pressure builds

The head of the Dutch data protection authority has said compensation for violations of the GDPR which do not cause financial harm should be the rule rather than the exception – adding to a movement that has recently gained momentum.

22 February 2021

Facebook and BrandTotal set to square off in data scraping lawsuit

Facebook has asked a San Francisco federal court to dismiss antitrust claims by analytics company BrandTotal, as the two parties prepare for a motion hearing over whether to dismiss a data scraping lawsuit that bears resemblance to the long-running hiQ v LinkedIn litigation.

18 February 2021

ECJ set to consider GDPR immaterial damages

Europe’s highest court will decide whether consumers can claim compensation for GDPR violations that caused no financial harm – potentially leading to a massive increase in companies’ data protection risk exposure.

18 February 2021

Biden puts brakes on TikTok and WeChat bans

The US Department of Commerce has put a pause on its efforts to ban TikTok and WeChat from US app stores while the Biden administration reviews policies pursued by the previous government.

17 February 2021

Facebook FTC negotiation documents to be disclosed

A Delaware judge has let plaintiffs access Facebook board communications so they can determine whether the company’s record $5 billion privacy fine was inflated in return for its chief executive avoiding personal liability.

15 February 2021

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