Enforcement

US official highlights role of encryption in hacking scheme

The US deputy attorney general has drawn attention to the dangers of encryption technology in light of its use in the SamSam Ransomware cyberattacks.

30 November 2018

Singapore watchdog warns on social media use

Singapore’s data watchdog has criticised a local business for “excessive disclosure of personal data” in a social media spat with a former employee.

29 November 2018

The EDPB’s territorial scope guidelines

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati partner Cédric Burton and associate Rossana Fol analyse the European Data Protection Board’s long-awaited guidelines on the extraterritorial scope of the GDPR

29 November 2018

GDPR only applies if EU subjects targeted, confirms EDPB

The European Data Protection Board’s long-awaited GDPR extraterritoriality guidelines have confirmed that the regulation will only apply to non-EU organisations that target European data subjects.

28 November 2018

UK and Dutch watchdogs fine Uber

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office and the Netherlands’ Data Protection Authority have separately fined Uber over a data breach it suffered and then concealed in 2016.

27 November 2018

Advertising trade body disputes CNIL consent framework criticism

The International Advertising Bureau has disputed a suggestion by France’s privacy watchdog CNIL that its consent framework violates data protection rules.

27 November 2018

German watchdog issues first GDPR fine

Baden-Württemberg’s data protection authority has fined a German social media platform after a hack exposed user email addresses and passwords.

22 November 2018

Consent needed to use Facebook marketing tool, German court says

Bavaria’s highest administrative court has upheld a decision by the state’s privacy watchdog to ban a company from using a Facebook marketing tool.

22 November 2018

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

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