EU proposes new data protection class action rules

Observers are divided over the inclusion of the GDPR in a law designed to make it easier for NGOs to bring class action lawsuits against companies alleged to have infringed consumer rights.

23 November 2018

Consent needed to use Facebook marketing tool, German court says

Bavaria’s highest administrative court has upheld a decision by the state’s privacy watchdog to ban a company from using a Facebook marketing tool.

22 November 2018

Royal Bank of Canada to pay PIPEDA damages

A Canadian federal judge has ordered the Royal Bank of Canada to pay nominal damages over its poor handling of an individual’s financial details, and criticised the bank’s destruction of the relevant data while the country’s privacy watchdog investigated the matter.

22 November 2018

Facebook to fight UK fine

Facebook will appeal against a £500,000 (€560,930) fine imposed by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office for allowing Cambridge Analytica to harvest user data.

21 November 2018

US Supreme Court to assess standing arguments

US Supreme Court judges have asked parties in data breach litigation against Google for briefs about whether the named plaintiffs have standing to sue the company.

14 November 2018

New Zealand court denies damages to Aon data subject

An Auckland tribunal has ruled that Aon New Zealand violated an insured’s privacy rights after taking too long to grant her access to her data, but refused to grant her damages.

13 November 2018

NGO targets Facebook for French class action

Internet Society France has threatened to take Facebook to court in Paris if it fails to alter its data practices and compensate affected individuals within the next four months.

12 November 2018

HP Enterprise sued over failed Russian telecoms system

Telecommunications company MegaFon claims Hewlett-Packard Enterprise fraudulently induced the company into acquiring a $28 million upgrade to its Russian mobile phone network, which was ultimately vulnerable to “catastrophic” outages.

09 November 2018

Russian activist sues social media network over data sharing

An anti-Putin activist has sued social media network VKontakte, accusing the company of illegally giving her data to law enforcement agencies.

08 November 2018

Hausfeld boosts technology expertise

Claimant litigation firm Hausfeld has added technology disputes partner Michael Bywell to its London office, in an effort to expand across more sectors.

08 November 2018

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