Enforcement

Google misled users over location data, Australian court rules

An Australian court has ruled that Google misled users over the collection of location data on its Android operating system, delivering a partial victory for the Australian competition authority in a “world-first” case.

16 April 2021

First Dutch GDPR fine reduced

A court has upheld the Netherlands’ first GDPR infringement decision but slashed the €460,000 fine by almost a quarter.

15 April 2021

Irish data regulator formally probes Facebook

Despite assertions by Facebook that the recent publication of personal data belonging to 533 million users does not constitute a data breach, the Irish data regulator has formally opened an investigation into the social media giant.

14 April 2021

Hamburg regulator uses GDPR urgency rules to chase Facebook

Hamburg’s data protection authority plans to block Facebook from collecting WhatsApp user data, using the GDPR’s urgency provision to bypass the Irish watchdog.

13 April 2021

Tech platform data leaks pile up

Microsoft-owned LinkedIn and upstart Clubhouse have joined Facebook as the latest technology companies to suffer large data leaks – but all three have insisted the leaks are not data breaches.

12 April 2021

TikTok facing Irish complaint

A Dutch consumer organisation has filed a GDPR complaint about TikTok to Ireland’s data regulator.

08 April 2021

Ticketmaster GDPR appeal on hold

Ticketmaster’s appeal against a UK GDPR fine has been stayed until a final judgment is issued in parallel data subject litigation.

08 April 2021

Facebook facing regulatory scrutiny over monster breach

At least four data enforcers are investigating after a huge trove of Facebook data was posted online over the weekend.

06 April 2021

World Bank: privacy isn’t just for rich countries

A new World Bank study has concluded that developing countries have the capacity to enforce comprehensive privacy laws – but warned that it may be too costly for small businesses in those jurisdictions to comply with complex laws like the GDPR.

01 April 2021

Facebook Italian appeal fails

The Italian Council of State has rejected arguments that the country’s consumer protection regulator was unable to fine Facebook for its data practices due to the existence of the GDPR.

01 April 2021

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