Enforcement

Q+A: Finland’s data protection commissioner Anu Talus

Anu Talus became the head of Finland’s data protection authority at the start of this month, following a 15-month stint as deputy. She spoke to GDR about her new role.

11 November 2020

FTC reaches settlement with Zoom over cybersecurity flaws

The US Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with Zoom over the company’s cybersecurity flaws, but the commission’s two Democratic members have slammed what they see as a soft enforcement action.

10 November 2020

GDPR dispute resolution mechanism used for first time

The European Data Protection Board has used the GDPR’s dispute resolution mechanism for the first time since the law came into force, after regulators were unable to agree on Irish enforcement against Twitter.

10 November 2020

EU court orders virtual data room in Facebook probes

The EU General Court has set restrictions on the information that the European Commission can access as it investigates Facebook’s online marketplace and data practices in two separate probes.

06 November 2020

GDPR roundup: enforcement continues apace

This is GDR’s roundup of European enforcement activity and policy developments in the last couple of months that were not covered in our regular news service. Regulators remain busy, issuing a raft of fines across the continent.

05 November 2020

Italian enforcer launches Google online advertising probe

Italy’s Competition Authority has raided Google’s Italian office over allegations the tech company abused its dominance in the online display advertising market by preventing rivals from accessing user data.

05 November 2020

ICO reduces Marriott eight-figure fine

The much-delayed UK data watchdog’s decision to fine Marriott £18.4 million for cybersecurity lapses that led to a high-profile data breach shows the regulator’s approach to M&A cybersecurity, external security audits and IT service outsourcing.

30 October 2020

The security and regulatory implications of British Airways’ data breach and GDPR penalty

Cybersecurity experts Rob Grosvenor, Lorenzo Grillo, Matthew Negus, Kevin Hall, Samita Patel and Stephen Miller of Alvarez & Marsal look at the implications of the ICO's first big GDPR fine.

29 October 2020

Ad bodies attempt to block Apple store privacy pop-up

A group of online advertising trade bodies has asked France’s Competition Authority to find that Apple’s new app store consent pop-up is anticompetitive.

29 October 2020

Judge places injunction on data broker in LGPD enforcement case

A Brazilian judge has placed an injunction on what prosecutors say is a data broker operating outside the law, freezing its website and preventing it from collecting or selling more personal information as the case proceeds.

28 October 2020

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