Enforcement

GDR analysis: European regulators buckling under Schrems pressure

Understaffed and under-resourced European data protection authorities are likely to struggle with the new responsibilities handed to them by the Schrems II decision, GDR has found.

06 August 2020

CNIL fines online retailer in cross-border case

France’s data regulator has fined an online shoe retailer for multiple GDPR infringements, marking its first fine as a one-stop-shop lead authority.

05 August 2020

Twitter expects nine-figure FTC fine

Twitter has warned investors that it faces a US Federal Trade Commission fine of up to $250 million.

04 August 2020

Schrems II: practical implications

Sidley Austin partner William Long and associate Lauren Cuyvers assess Schrems II’s impact on international business, and offer advice on the path ahead.

04 August 2020

EU targets hackers

The EU has imposed asset freezes and travel bans on the suspected perpetrators of cyberattacks that knocked out major companies essential infrastructure across Europe.

03 August 2020

ICO British Airways fine could be slashed

The UK’s data watchdog last year said it planned to fine data breach victim British Airways £183 million (€206.3 million) – but the airline’s parent company has put aside a fraction of that amount to cover the payout in expectation of a lower penalty.

31 July 2020

Google faces class action over alleged Chrome non-user data collection

Google is facing a class action lawsuit for alleged violations of its user privacy agreement and US federal and state laws in relation to the way it collects data from its popular Chrome browser.

29 July 2020

Germany refers right to be forgotten case to ECJ

Germany’s Federal Court of Justice has ruled on two right to be forgotten cases – referring one to the European Court of Justice and siding with Google on another.

28 July 2020

Ireland turns down Google adtech case

Hungary has taken action against Google after its lead regulator declined to handle a subject access request investigation.

28 July 2020

Google faces increased pressure over Australian data practices

Australia’s antitrust and consumer watchdog is piling on enforcement against Google – this time over allegations that it collected and used personal information without explicit consent.

27 July 2020

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