Enforcement

Data enforcement looks set to hot up in Spain

Two big GDPR fines against banks in Spain suggest the country’s data protection authority is starting to move away from a strategy of cautious enforcement and towards a much tougher approach.

19 January 2021

Second Spanish big bank GDPR fine to be appealed

In a near-identical repeat of a penalty issued in December, Spain’s data protection authority has fined CaixaBank €6 million for GDPR infringements.

18 January 2021

Inside Facebook’s FTC-mandated privacy programme

GDR has obtained Facebook’s first quarterly privacy report to the US Federal Trade Commission since the two entities entered into their $5 billion settlement agreement over the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

15 January 2021

FTC: Female fertility app shared data with Facebook and Google

The US Federal Trade Commission has ordered the developer of a female fertility app to notify users that it has shared their data with Facebook, Google and other third parties – marking the first time a company has been required to notify its customers about a privacy-related enforcement action.

14 January 2021

DPC to move against Facebook transfers

Ireland’s data watchdog has agreed to reach a decision in an investigation of Facebook’s EU-US data transfers.

13 January 2021

Facebook Belgium: door left open for GDPR enforcement jostling

Data protection authorities in any EU country can take companies to court for cross-border GDPR infringements – but only in a specific set of circumstances, according to a significant European Court of Justice opinion released today.

13 January 2021

English court strikes down GCHQ hacking warrants

The UK’s signals intelligence agency cannot use broad warrants to interfere with computer equipment, the High Court of England and Wales has ruled.

11 January 2021

Russian hacker jailed for 12 years for US financial data theft

A US federal judge has handed a Russian hacker a 12-year prison sentence for his role in a massive financial data theft scheme that netted hundreds of millions of dollars in criminal proceeds.

11 January 2021

UK probes Google Chrome privacy changes

The UK’s competition authority has launched its first-ever abuse of dominance case against one of the four ‘big tech’ companies, as it scrutinises Google’s proposals to remove third-party cookies and other functions from its Chrome internet browser.

08 January 2021

German fine calculation set for more scrutiny

The same legal team that secured a 90% reduction of a German multimillion-euro GDPR penalty is representing a retailer in its fight against a new €10.4 million GDPR fine.

08 January 2021

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