Enforcement

Facebook FTC consent order to be examined in BrandTotal dispute

A recently unsealed order in BrandTotal’s data access dispute with Facebook suggests a US federal judge may take external evidence to help interpret the Federal Trade Commission’s consent decree with the social media company.

11 June 2021

Google agrees to Privacy Sandbox oversight

Adtech players have welcomed Google commitments that would resolve a UK antitrust investigation of its controversial Privacy Sandbox and subject it to ongoing competition and data protection regulatory scrutiny.

11 June 2021

Biden abandons Trump anti-TikTok campaign

The Biden administration will no longer pursue the Trump-era restrictions on TikTok, WeChat and other Chinese apps.

10 June 2021

Sweden hands out fines over unprotected recordings

Sweden’s data regulator has imposed fines on several parties, following an investigation into recorded healthcare calls that were accessible on the internet.

10 June 2021

The saga of LabMD

The US judicial system has found that cancer research company LabMD was the victim of foul play by the federal government when law enforcers went after the company for alleged cybersecurity violations – but owner Michael Dougherty says he’s still struggling for justice in a matter that has spanned over 13 years.

09 June 2021

Italy suspends covid-19 app

Italy’s privacy watchdog has temporarily blocked a platform that monitors individuals’ covid-19 status.

07 June 2021

UK and EU enforcers target Facebook’s data practices

The UK and EU’s antitrust watchdogs have opened parallel investigations into Facebook to examine if it uses data collected through its digital advertising service to obtain an unfair competitive advantage in certain online markets.

07 June 2021

ICO readies new GDPR case

The UK’s data regulator is poised to issue a new GDPR infringement decision, GDR has learned.

03 June 2021

Noyb targets sites over "cookie banner terror"

Noyb has sent hundreds of draft complaints to EU websites over cookie banner tactics it says are in breach of GDPR requirements, and threatened to escalate the complaints in cases of non-compliance.

02 June 2021

EU governments voice concerns about DMA

Government ministers in Germany, France and the Netherlands have urged the European Commission to strengthen the Digital Markets Act by introducing tougher merger notification provisions and making sure member states can themselves challenge digital platforms.

01 June 2021

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