Enforcement

New Mexico appeals COPPA lawsuit against Google

The New Mexico attorney general has appealed against a US federal court’s decision to dismiss the state’s lawsuit against Google for allegedly tracking public school students.

03 December 2020

Swedish regulator hits healthcare providers with millions in fines

Sweden’s data protection regulator has fined seven healthcare providers a total of approximately €6.8 million over access management issues.

03 December 2020

€18 million GDPR fine overturned

An Austrian court has spiked one of the largest GDPR fines to date, in another sign that European data regulators are struggling to land big penalties.

02 December 2020

“Law is not maths”: the fight over fine calculation in Germany

GDR explores the German data protection authorities’ controversial fine calculator.

01 December 2020

Colombian regulator clamps down on Zoom

Colombia’s data protection authority has ordered Zoom to improve its cybersecurity, saying changes recently mandated by the US Federal Trade Commission are inadequate.

30 November 2020

Facebook faces Korean criminal charges

Korea’s newly-formed data watchdog has fined Facebook and referred it for criminal prosecution over its alleged practice of sharing personal data without consent.

27 November 2020

CNIL imposes seven-figure fine despite Carrefour’s full remediation

Companies in the Carrefour retail conglomerate must pay a total of €3.05 million for a raft of data protection failures uncovered by an audit, despite their full remediation of all issues identified by France’s data watchdog.

26 November 2020

Strict legitimate interest interpretation knocked back by Dutch court

The Dutch data watchdog has lost an appeal against one of its controversially tough legitimate interest decisions.

26 November 2020

Experian blocked from selling Brazilian data

A Brazilian court has found that Experian’s Brazilian subsidiary violated the LGPD by selling personal data without obtaining consent.

25 November 2020

Home Depot reaches multimillion-dollar deal with US state watchdogs

Major US retailer Home Depot must pay $17.5 million as part of a settlement with state attorneys-general relating to a 2014 data breach.

25 November 2020

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