Enforcement

Spanish privacy watchdog dismisses right to be forgotten request

Spain’s data protection watchdog has dismissed a claim made against Google asking for search engine results to be removed.

04 January 2019

CNIL fines telecoms company

Bouygues Telecom has been ordered to pay €250,000 for failing to keep customer data safe over a two-year period.

03 January 2019

Washington, DC sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

The attorney general for Washington, DC has sued Facebook for failing to protect its users’ data, in the first action taken by a regulator in the US regarding the the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

20 December 2018

Interview: Stephen Wong

Hong Kong's data ethics report, enforcement priorities, and international transfers.

20 December 2018

Interview: Anna Morgan and Marita Kinsella

Irish data officials discuss cooperation and the GDPR.

20 December 2018

Brazilian police investigate government data leaks

Brazilian federal police have launched an investigation into the alleged sale of social security data by civil servants to brokers and private companies.

19 December 2018

Singapore data watchdog issues flurry of fines

Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission has handed down enforcement notices to four companies for failing to make “reasonable security arrangements to prevent the unauthorised disclosure” of personal data.

19 December 2018

Crossing the river by feeling the stones

China has long disregarded international norms when it comes to governing its affairs. Its approach to data is no different.

18 December 2018

Schrems criticises Austrian consent decision

Campaigner Max Schrems has criticised a determination by Austria’s data protection regulator that an online newspaper subscription offer complies with the GDPR.

12 December 2018

Facebook ordered to pay €10 million over data sharing policies

Italy’s competition watchdog has fined Facebook €10 million over its use of consumer data, saying the social media giant misled its users.

07 December 2018

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