Enforcement

Maltese data watchdog levies GDPR fine

The Maltese data protection commissioner has fined the country’s public property management department €5,000 for failing to secure its website.

20 February 2019

Mexico’s INAI requires more authority, say local lawyers

Lawyers in Mexico say the country’s data protection authority needs more power to properly enforce legislation and implement sanctions.

20 February 2019

Brazil’s DPA: It isn't over until the referee whistles

Daniel Law partner Robert Daniel-Shores in São Paulo examines the road ahead for Brazil’s new data privacy watchdog.

18 February 2019

Google+ condemned by French court

A French court has fined Google €30,000 for “abusive and unlawful” clauses contained within the terms and conditions of the company’s now-defunct social media platform, Google+.

14 February 2019

Facebook Messenger wiretap information to remain secret

A US federal judge has refused to release information relating to a reported Department of Justice attempt at accessing Facebook Messenger encrypted voice data.

13 February 2019

German enforcer attacks Facebook data collection model

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has banned Facebook from combining user data from different sources – including from services it owns.

07 February 2019

Apple confirms Russian local data storage

A filing by Apple to Russia’s communications ministry has detailed the information that the company is storing about customers and staff on Russian servers, in line with the country’s localisation laws.

07 February 2019

Brazilian prosecutor settles with e-commerce company after data breach

Brasília’s public prosecutor has agreed a settlement with e-commerce company Netshoes for a data breach that took place in January last year.

06 February 2019

Colombian watchdog forces Facebook to bulk up security

Colombia’s Superintendency of Industry and Commerce has passed an order that forces Facebook to introduce a series of security measures to protect Colombian citizens’ data.

05 February 2019

Tribunal dismisses ICO information notice appeal

An English judge has dismissed a pharmacy company’s appeal against a UK Information Commissioner’s Office order for it to disclose information, after the company said that releasing the requested information would incriminate it in a separate criminal investigation.

31 January 2019

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