Dutch watchdog releases GDPR fining policy

The Dutch Data Protection Authority has become the first in the EU to update its fining policy for the GDPR, ahead of expected guidelines by the European Data Protection Board.

19 March 2019

Google opposes Gmail telecoms regulation

Counsel to Google and the European Commission have told the European Court of Justice that Germany’s telecommunications regulator should not be able to subject Gmail to onerous sectoral rules.

13 March 2019

ICO to release blockchain, AI and anonymisation guidance to win “battle of trust”

A senior UK Information Commissioner’s Office official has said the regulator plans to release a series of guidance after revealing an increasing lack of trust in new technology by the public.

13 March 2019

Media excluded from Canada right to be forgotten litigation

A procedural judge has refused to add several media organisations as parties or interveners in litigation that could establish a right to be forgotten in Canada.

11 March 2019

Japanese competition authority to crackdown on “unfair” data collection

Japan’s Fair Trade Commission plans to apply Japanese competition law to regulate digital platforms’ collection of personal data.

08 March 2019

Facebook Germany – is the competition authority overstepping its remit?

Partner Thomas Schürrle and associate Andrea Pomana at Debevoise & Plimpton in Frankfurt discuss whether the German competition authority was right to penalise Facebook’s data practices, and whether the decision will have an impact outside the country

01 March 2019

New York governor orders Facebook investigation

New York governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered an investigation into Facebook’s data practices after a report alleged that apps are sending the company sensitive information without users’ consent.

25 February 2019

Mexican watchdog slams government spyware use

Mexico’s privacy watchdog has alleged a government department violated the country’s privacy laws by buying a licence to use spyware.

25 February 2019

Ad lobby and activists clash over bidding protocol

Online advertising’s main trade body has hit back over a series of privacy complaints that accuse the industry’s advertising auctioning system of inherently causing a data breach that affects “virtually every user on the web”.

22 February 2019

Russia cracks down on Twitter over localisation issues

The Russian communications ministry has pressed on with enforcement action against Twitter after the social media company failed to provide information on data storage.

22 February 2019

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