Enforcement

Irish data regime tempts multinationals

Corporates view Ireland’s data environment as favourable and consider it a leading factor in investment decisions.

21 June 2021

Johannes Caspar: Facebook/WhatsApp, urgency and the one-stop-shop

Hamburg data protection chief Johannes Caspar is one of the EU’s most active enforcers. Ahead of his planned departure on 28 June, Caspar told GDR about his office’s pioneering track record, and his frustration with the GDPR’s one-stop-shop.

21 June 2021

Facebook appeals against data-sharing block

Facebook is fighting the Hamburg data protection authority’s decision to temporarily block it from rolling out its controversial new WhatsApp privacy policy.

18 June 2021

Digital economy to remain a priority for China

A top official at China’s antitrust authority has said that strong competition policy is necessary to develop the digital economy for the benefit of consumers, suggesting that enforcement in the sector will remain a key priority for the agency.

18 June 2021

NY financial regulator ramping up cybersecurity enforcement

A top New York Department of Financial Services official has portended numerous enforcement actions stemming from the nascent Cybersecurity Regulations, saying that such matters now make up roughly 20% of his department’s caseload.

17 June 2021

CNIL imposes GDPR and cookie fine

France’s data watchdog has ordered DIY chain Brico Privé to pay a €500,000 fine for multiple breaches of GDPR and ePrivacy rules.

17 June 2021

Football club fined over accountability

A German data authority has fined football club VfB Stuttgart €300,000 over a breach of the GDPR’s accountability obligation.

16 June 2021

China warns apps over collection and use of data

China’s cybersecurity regulator has given 129 apps only days to fix their data practices, amid a wider crackdown on online data collection.

16 June 2021

ECJ clarifies one-stop-shop rules

Europe’s highest court has ruled that non-lead data protection authorities can take action against cross-border GDPR infringements in certain circumstances.

15 June 2021

Unpacking a year of covid implications

FTI Consulting technology segment experts outline the data challenges companies faced during the coronavirus outbreak, and how they will continue to navigate them in the months and years to come.

11 June 2021

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