Enforcement

Regulator can require data centre access, Gibraltar court rules

Gibraltar’s appeal court has ruled that the territory’s telecoms regulator was wrong to have found it lacked power to force a dominant telecoms provider to give a rival access to its data centre.

09 May 2019

ICO finds UK tax office in breach of GDPR

The UK’s tax office has deleted biometric data relating to 5 million individuals after the Information Commissioner's Office found it illegally collected voice recognition data.

08 May 2019

Medical imaging company fined $3 million over HIPAA violations

Touchstone Medical Imaging will pay $3 million to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) after 300,000 of its patients' data was exposed online.

08 May 2019

Danish DPA condemns incorrect location data processing

Denmark’s Data Inspectorate has ordered a travel card company to fix incorrect location data using its GDPR powers.

07 May 2019

Latin America steps up data privacy legislative and enforcement efforts

Holland & Knight partner Adam Bookbinder, associates Mara O’Malley and Javier Robledo and legal intern Timothy Andrea consider developments over the last few months that showcase Latin American countries’ increased data privacy efforts.

07 May 2019

Dixon and Denham signal impending penalties

The UK and Irish data protection commissioners have said the results of several large-scale investigations will be published over the next few months.

02 May 2019

Apple again accused of App Store abuse

Two more software developers have accused Apple of abusing its dual position as the operator of and competitor on a platform, by hindering their access to the App Store.

02 May 2019

Brazil pursues cryptocurrency trader over data leak

Brazilian prosecutors have sued a cryptocurrency arbitrage company for exposing the personal data of more than 260,000 customers – including its own chief executive.

30 April 2019

Facebook rejects Canadian regulators’ recommendations

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has vowed to take Facebook to court, after the company declined to implement changes to its data privacy programme in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

26 April 2019

FTC obtains strong injunctions over cybersecurity flaws

The Federal Trade Commission has imposed heavy restrictions on two companies for failure to reasonably secure their users’ personal data, which led to separate data breaches in 2016.

26 April 2019

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