Enforcement

Russia launches localisation enforcement against Facebook and Twitter

Russia’s data watchdog has started administrative proceedings against Facebook and Twitter over an alleged failure to submit plans for compliance with data localisation laws.

24 January 2019

Google ordered to pay first multi-million GDPR fine

France’s data protection authority has fined Google €50 million, saying the company violated the GDPR’s transparency requirements and failed to obtain valid consent from millions of users.

21 January 2019

Hackers could face jail over SEC data theft

A pair of Ukrainian hackers have been charged by the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the New Jersey attorney’s office over the alleged theft of financial information.

17 January 2019

Google loses Spanish right to be forgotten appeal

Spain’s highest court has upheld a judgment that ordered Google to delist inaccurate information relating to an individual.

17 January 2019

GDPR becomes critical issue in Brazil Trafigura investigation

Lawyers have cited mutual legal assistance treaties and certain GDPR exceptions as some of the routes through which oil trader Trafigura could hand over emails to Brazilian authorities.

16 January 2019

ICO faces fresh GDPR appeal

Cambridge Analytica-linked Emerdata has appealed against a UK Information Commissioner’s Office enforcement measure.

15 January 2019

Record fines for SingHealth data breach

Singapore’s data watchdog has fined healthcare company SingHealth and its data intermediary over a 2018 breach said to be the worst in the country’s history.

15 January 2019

ECJ urged to limit right to be forgotten to the EU

European Court of Justice Advocate General Maciej Szpunar has warned that creating a right to be forgotten with extraterritorial effect could lead to an international “race to the bottom” – but said search engine operators should, by default, agree to delist sensitive personal data when asked.

10 January 2019

Cambridge Analytica fined in UK

An English court has fined Cambridge Analytica owner SCL Elections Ltd for failing to comply with a UK Information Commissioner’s Office measure that had ordered it to properly respond to a subject access request, after the company’s administrators entered a guilty plea.

09 January 2019

IBM weather app sued in California

The city of Los Angeles has sued a weather app IBM bought three years ago for allegedly misleading users about how their data would be used.

08 January 2019

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