Enforcement

Apple, Google and Dropbox under investigation in Italy

Italy’s competition authority suspects Apple, Google and Dropbox misled clients about how the cloud giants monetise their data.

09 September 2020

European taskforce launched over Schrems II complaints

Regulators will investigate 101 complaints relating to companies’ continued use of the Privacy Shield and standard contractual clauses to transfer data to the US.

04 September 2020

Common law data breach class actions not precluded by PIPEDA

A Canadian judge has upheld plaintiffs’ rights to bring class action lawsuits on the basis of common law claims after a defendant argued the country’s federal law precluded such litigation.

04 September 2020

Internal Google emails show company’s confusion over location settings

Location data settings on Google’s Android phones were unclear even to the company’s employees, according to new correspondence released as part of an Arizona investigation.

02 September 2020

TalkTalk sued over data breaches

Claimants are seeking damages from mobile network operator TalkTalk over harm they allegedly suffered through a pair of data breaches.

01 September 2020

Exclusive: ICO primed to fine another company

The UK’s data watchdog has reached an advanced stage in a fourth GDPR case.

28 August 2020

US charges Russian national over ransomware plot

The US Department of Justice has charged a Russian national with conspiring to enlist an employee of an unnamed company to install ransomware on its systems, extract data and extort a substantial ransom.

27 August 2020

Hamburg fights narrow processing judgment

Hamburg’s data watchdog is fighting a court ruling that stopped it from enforcing against the owner of an insolvent hospital’s premises that contained unsecured patient data.

27 August 2020

Australian financial planner pursued over representatives’ cybersecurity

Australia’s financial regulator seeks to hold RI Advice liable for data breaches suffered by its authorised representatives.

26 August 2020

LA scooter tracking class action rumbles on

Plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against the Los Angeles transport department have hit back at claims that data the city collects from mobile scooters is anonymous.

24 August 2020

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