Enforcement

Ticketmaster requests ICO appeal pause ahead of mass claim decision

Ticketmaster says its appeal against a UK GDPR decision should await the outcome of parallel High Court collective litigation that will resolve whether a hacked third-party chatbot was responsible for a data breach – but the ICO has warned that granting such a delay could have “system-wide implications”.

12 March 2021

EU TikTok user data possibly accessed in China, Dixon says

European TikTok users’ data may be open to access by engineers in China after it is transferred to the US, Irish data regulator Helen Dixon revealed today.

10 March 2021

Spotlight on Experian after largest leak in Brazilian history

Experian’s Brazilian subsidiary is facing litigation and regulatory scrutiny over the largest leak in the country’s history, despite not admitting to the breach – a matter that’s shaping up to be the first major challenge for Brazil’s nascent data protection authority.

08 March 2021

Google loses CNIL appeal

Google has failed to obtain an urgent suspension of a French decision that ordered it to reform its cookie practices and pay a €100 million fine, with a judge confirming that France’s data watchdog has jurisdiction over the case.

05 March 2021

Belgium data regulator urged staff to hand over covid test results

The Belgian data protection authority asked staff to hand over their covid-19 test results, GDR has learned – potentially breaching the regulator’s own guidance and the GDPR.

04 March 2021

FTC ripped for blacking out Facebook’s privacy report

The US Federal Trade Commission has been slammed for redacting the majority of a report that would ostensibly shine light on Facebook’s internal data policies and practices, with activists accusing the FTC of failing to live up to “transparency” promises it made when announcing the settlement some 20 months ago.

03 March 2021

UK looks to forge own path in data protection

The UK looks set to diverge from its European neighbours on data policy, with a senior politician indicating he plans to move faster than the EU on data flows and Elizabeth Denham’s replacement being asked to focus on data innovation.

02 March 2021

CNIL sued over refusal to block Uber transfers

An NGO has attacked the French data watchdog’s refusal to take urgent action against Uber’s international transfers to the US, and its decision to refer the case to the Dutch data protection authority.

02 March 2021

Google Sweden delisting fight escalates

Google and the Swedish data protection authority have both sought to continue a battle over a multimillion-euro fine over alleged Google delisting and right to be forgotten failures, GDR has learned.

01 March 2021

UK GDPR: What enforcement takes place below the waterline?

Discussions about the enforcement of the GDPR inevitably focus on fines, but they’re only part of the UK data regulator’s toolbox. Linklaters counsel Greg Palmer analyses exclusive data about how the Information Commissioner’s Office uses its powers – and how the UK GDPR enforcement works under the waterline.

01 March 2021

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