Enforcement

Facebook to fight UK fine

Facebook will appeal against a £500,000 (€560,930) fine imposed by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office for allowing Cambridge Analytica to harvest user data.

21 November 2018

Berlin watchdog probes fan page administrators

Berlin’s data privacy commissioner is investigating companies and state agencies that use Facebook fan pages, in the wake of the European Court of Justice’s judgment that held the social media network and the operator of a fan page were joint data controllers.

19 November 2018

Dutch government forces Microsoft to change data practices

Microsoft will change its telemetry data policies in the Netherlands after a government impact assessment found an “alarming” level of data collection

19 November 2018

Data thief jailed in first for UK privacy watchdog

The first prosecution brought by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under the Computer Misuse Act has resulted in a six-month jail term for a car repair company employee.

14 November 2018

Credit rating agency not source of data leak, Brazilian prosecutor finds

The Brasília federal district prosecutor’s office has found that data it thought had come from a breach of credit rating agency Boa Vista servers actually came from another source – which it has declined to identify.

09 November 2018

Cambridge Analytica directors face further investigation

The UK Information Commissioner plans to refer the directors of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica to the government’s Insolvency Service.

08 November 2018

Data breaches: beyond the ICO into the big bucks

King & Spalding partner Angela Hayes and counsel Kim Roberts in London examine the fallout of recent data breach cases – and what to expect beyond enforcement by the UK’s data privacy watchdog.

07 November 2018

Denham calls for "ethical pause" following unprecedented investigation

The UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has said that her office’s investigation into data use for political purposes has exposed “a disturbing amount of disrespect for personal data of voters and prospective voters.”

06 November 2018

Canadian commissioner releases data breach notification guidelines

Canada's federal privacy watchdog has published guidance to help data holders comply with the country's new mandatory breach notification scheme.

01 November 2018

Single-factor authentication insufficient for sensitive data access, says Dutch regulator

The Dutch data protection watchdog has imposed a conditional fine on a public agency for its continued failure to adequately safeguard sensitive employee data.

01 November 2018

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