Disputes

Spotlight on Experian after largest leak in Brazilian history

Experian’s Brazilian subsidiary is facing litigation and regulatory scrutiny over the largest leak in the country’s history, despite not admitting to the breach – a matter that’s shaping up to be the first major challenge for Brazil’s nascent data protection authority.

08 March 2021

UK data protection litigation analysis: class action uptake remains slow

Data compiled by GDR shows that much-hyped collective actions make up a tiny minority of UK data protection litigation.

08 March 2021

Marriott data breach litigation shut down

Hotel group Marriott has fended off a class action lawsuit stemming from a February 2020 data breach, with a US judge ruling that plaintiffs did not adequately show how they were injured.

05 March 2021

Prominent class action attorney objects to TikTok settlement

A lead attorney for the largest class action privacy settlement in history has filed an objection to a deal struck between a plaintiff class and ByteDance, accusing the parties of lacking a plan to notify the 92 million users who were affected by TikTok’s alleged biometric data violations.

03 March 2021

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

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