Facebook ordered to pay €10 million over data sharing policies

Italy’s competition watchdog has fined Facebook €10 million over its use of consumer data, saying the social media giant misled its users.

07 December 2018

Google facing fine in Russia

Russia’s data watchdog has opened an administrative case against Google amid reports that the agency will be handed greater fining powers.

03 December 2018

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

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