Enforcement

Brazil’s fledgling DPA reveals priorities

The Brazilian Data Protection Authority’s agenda is welcome news for observers who feared that the board’s heavily military background would skew enforcement priorities.

05 February 2021

Sue Ireland over poor GDPR enforcement, MEPs say

An influential European Parliament committee is set to recommend that the European Commission sue Ireland over an alleged failure to properly enforce the GDPR – with an MEP slamming the Irish regulator’s rebuttal of the criticism.

04 February 2021

Judge denies Google’s second bid to dismiss state AG COPPA lawsuit

An Albuquerque federal court has denied Google’s motion to dismiss claims from the state’s attorney general that the company violated children’s privacy – the second time in about 10 months that Google has failed to quash the lawsuit.

04 February 2021

Canadian privacy regulators: Clearview AI broke the law

Four Canadian data regulators have released a report on their year-long joint investigation into facial recognition provider Clearview AI, finding that the company violated the country’s privacy laws when it collected residents’ images without their consent – conclusions the company strongly disputes.

03 February 2021

FTC stands by Zoom enforcement action

The US Federal Trade Commission has finalised its settlement with Zoom for misleading consumers about the company’s data security, despite criticism by the commission’s new acting boss.

02 February 2021

Watchdog attacked over extraterritorial enforcement refusal

Luxembourg’s data regulator faces a pair of lawsuits from a prominent NGO over its refusal to investigate US-based companies due to their lack of establishment in the EU.

01 February 2021

Australian regulator sounds the alarm on Google data advantage

Australia's antitrust watchdog has said Google's "significant presence" and "data advantage" in the market probably gives it the ability and the incentive to preference its own business to the detriment of competition.

29 January 2021

Clearview AI profiles illegal, Hamburg regulator says

Hamburg’s data watchdog has ordered controversial facial recognition company Clearview AI to delete a biometric profile it deemed unlawful.

28 January 2021

CNIL keeps hacked companies' identity secret

UPDATED on 28 January with CNIL response: France’s data watchdog has revealed it has fined a popular website and its processor over a credential-stuffing attack that led to the loss of customer data – but has chosen not to name either party.

27 January 2021

Australian privacy mass action payouts underway

An Australian government department may be forced to pay millions in compensation to victims of a data breach in a class action-style settlement.

27 January 2021

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