Topic: Enforcement

Clearview faces joint UK and Australian investigation

The UK and Australian data watchdogs have launched a joint investigation into Clearview AI’s controversial scraping of biometric data – the latest in a string of probes the company has faced.

09 July 2020

South African data law enacted after seven-year delay

Major provisions of South Africa’s 2013 Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) are finally being enacted after seven years of delays. What does the arrival of this long anticipated law mean for those on the ground?

08 July 2020

Dutch credit rating agency appeals data access fine

The Dutch data authority has fined a credit rating agency over its failure to make customer information easily accessible – but the agency has already appealed against the penalty.

07 July 2020

Exclusive: Google admits defeat on one-stop-shop

Google has accepted that all European data protection authorities can enforce against it for data activities carried out by its US parent, GDR has learned – backtracking on its previous assertions that only Ireland’s Data Protection Commission can do so.

07 July 2020

Data broker fights Norwegian adtech claims

Data broker Foursquare has sought to distance itself from accusations made in a Norwegian report about the sale of data by mobile app developers – saying it has a legitimate interest to handle personal data shared with it by mobile apps.

07 July 2020

EDPS: re-negotiate Microsoft data contracts

The influential European Data Protection Supervisor has urged public bodies across Europe to re-negotiate the data protection terms of their contracts with Microsoft.

06 July 2020

Canadian data watchdog: Facebook court battle is a delaying tactic

Canada's federal privacy commissioner has slammed a Facebook application for judicial review of its Cambridge Analytica investigation, GDR can reveal.

03 July 2020

Hefty German fine signals tough data enforcement plans

A fine against a German health insurance company suggests the country’s data regulators have no plans to slow down GDPR enforcement, observers say.

02 July 2020

CCPA enforcement begins amid state budget crisis

The California attorney general can begin enforcing the CCPA today, but questions remain as to how an office strained for resources will administer the most comprehensive privacy law in the US.

01 July 2020

Italian bank fined over lax data security

Italy’s data authority has fined UniCredit over its use of a third-party app that resulted in a data breach affecting more than 750,000 people.

01 July 2020

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