Break up data’s market power, German antitrust chief says

The Facebook case brought by Germany’s Federal Cartel Office is a first step to break up market power in the digital economy, the head of the agency has said.

17 May 2019

Lithuanian watchdog issues first GDPR fine

Lithuania's data protection authority has fined a payments processing company for breaching three provisions of the GDPR.

16 May 2019

EU opens insurance data access investigation

The European Commission has opened an investigation into industry association Insurance Ireland over concerns that the access conditions for its data-sharing portal may restrict competition in the motor insurance market.

15 May 2019

Interview – Zee Kin Yeong

Singapore’s deputy privacy commissioner talks AI, trust and why it’s too early for regulation.

14 May 2019

Facebook fined by Turkish regulator

Facebook has been hit with what is thought to be the Turkish data protection authority’s largest ever fine over a bug which let third parties view private photos.

13 May 2019

Chinese national charged over Anthem cyberattack

A US federal grand jury has indicted Fujie Wang and an unknown individual over allegations they hacked health insurer Anthem, affecting 78 million people’s personal data.

10 May 2019

Belgian Facebook enforcement heads to ECJ

The Brussels Court of Appeal has referred regulatory action relating to Facebook to the European Court of Justice, asking it to clarify which data protection authorities can take companies to court over cross-border data processing issues.

09 May 2019

FTC raises “substantial concerns” over broad rule-making powers

The chair and commissioners of the US Federal Trade Commission have told a House of Representatives committee that they do not support federal privacy legislation which would give their agency broad rule-making authority.

09 May 2019

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

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