Enforcement

Equifax to pay $700 million in FTC settlement agreement

The US Federal Trade Commission said today that it and other regulatory agencies have reached a settlement with the US credit-reporting company Equifax for a 2017 data breach that affected roughly 147 million people.

22 July 2019

Russia’s watchdog fines Google over failure to block content

Google is facing the maximum possible fine under the Russian content-blocking rules after the search engine failed to block access to websites banned in the country.

19 July 2019

EU enforcer formalises Amazon data probe

The European Commission’s preliminary investigation into how Amazon uses Marketplace sellers’ data has become a formal probe of whether the company is abusing its dual role as platform operator and retailer.

18 July 2019

The ICO’s megafines: the reaction

Though the UK Information Commissioner’s Office is yet to publish its reasoning behind the record intended fines it revealed last week, they suggest the regulator is anticipating Brexit and cementing its position as “one of the most respected data protection regulators in the world.”

17 July 2019

Colombia orders Uber to improve data security

Colombia’s Superintendency of Industry and Commerce has ordered ridesharing company Uber to improve its security measures and undergo an undergo independent audits, five months after asking Facebook to do the same.

11 July 2019

Turkish data regulator fines Cathay Pacific and Marriott

Turkey's data protection regulator has fined Marriott International and Cathay Pacific following massive data breaches.

11 July 2019

ICO announces second multimillion-pound fine notice in two days

The UK’s data regulator has announced that it intends to fine hotel chain Marriott nearly £100 million (€111 million), only a day after announcing its intention to issue an even larger fine against British Airways.

09 July 2019

Proposed £183 million fine for British Airways emboldens claims groups

The UK Information Commissioner's Office has announced its intention to impose the largest GDPR fine to date on British Airways over a data breach that occured in 2018, emboldening claimants seeking to have legal action against the carrier greenlighted by the courts.

08 July 2019

UniCredit Bank hit with Romania’s first GDPR fine

Romania’s data regulator has fined UniCredit Bank €130,000 for disclosing payer data, including personal identification numbers.

05 July 2019

Italian watchdog fines Facebook €1 million

Italy’s data protection authority has fined Facebook over its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

01 July 2019

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