Disputes

ECHR rules against Spain in Catalan judges privacy case

The European Court of Human Rights has found that a police report containing the personal data of judges who signed a manifesto on Catalan people’s “right to decide” was a violation of their right to privacy, in a case that was closed twice by the Spanish data regulator.

28 June 2022

Judge tosses Colonial Pipeline ransomware gas hike lawsuit

A Georgia federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against Colonial Pipeline stemming from the 2021 ransomware attack that shut down the company’s oil access and raised gas prices.

27 June 2022

DPOs can have special protection under national employment law

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the GDPR does not prevent member states from putting in place laws allowing for the dismissal of data protection officers only if there is just cause.

22 June 2022

Google mostly loses bid to throw out data selling advertisement class action

Earlier this week, Google largely failed to dismiss a class action suit alleging the tech giant sold and shared account holders’ personal information through its ad space auction unbeknownst to users.

16 June 2022

TalkTalk hack-related privacy claim continues

A Northern Ireland High Court judge has allowed a misuse of private information claim against leading UK newspapers to proceed after “inexcusable delay”, but struck out the claimant’s negligence claim.

14 June 2022

OPM data breach impact may stretch beyond $63 million settlement

A judge preliminarily approving a $63 million settlement in the US Office of Personnel Management litigation could provide a playbook for securing other wins against federal government data breaches.

13 June 2022

ECJ advocate-general expands scope of access rights

A European Court of Justice advocate-general has said controllers should reveal the specific recipients of any data they shared in their responses to access requests.

10 June 2022

NCA mounts defence in unlawful disclosure claim

The UK National Crime Agency has denied that it breached data protection laws by providing Latvian authorities with a former KGB double agent’s British identity and address, saying it acted in accordance with EU rules guiding member state cooperation.

09 June 2022

Experian class action dropped

A UK representative action targeting Experian’s marketing business has been discontinued.

09 June 2022

2022's most significant data privacy and cybersecurity US litigation so far

Data privacy and cybersecurity litigation grabbed headlines during the first half of 2022, with attorneys filing various multimillion-dollar lawsuits in US courtrooms. GDR provides a non-exhaustive list of some of the key data privacy and breach litigation battles of the last six months.

07 June 2022

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