Enforcement

EDPB refuses to extend Facebook/WhatsApp ban

EU data protection authorities have appeared to compromise by rejecting calls for an EU-wide ban on Facebook processing WhatsApp’s data – but ordering the Irish data watchdog to formally investigate the group’s practices.

15 July 2021

Derivatives repository fined over data breaches

The EU securities markets watchdog has fined the UK branch of a major securities depository for data integrity failures.

14 July 2021

Denham pushes back on regulatory reform report

The UK’s data protection chief has appeared to disagree with a recent report that suggested restricting data subjects’ rights to challenge AI-driven automated decision-making.

13 July 2021

Italian watchdog falls in line on cookies

Italy’s data watchdog has given website owners six months to comply with strict new cookie guidelines, mirroring steps taken by other European regulators to establish a consent-driven approach to online tracking.

13 July 2021

New front opens in Facebook/WhatsApp data-sharing battle

European consumer organisations have filed a complaint alleging WhatsApp has unfairly pressured users into accepting controversial new terms of use and privacy policies.

12 July 2021

Canada privacy law catches Google Search

Canada’s federal court has ruled that Google’s use of personal information to present search results makes its search engine subject to the country’s privacy law – a judgment that could affect Canadians’ right to be forgotten.

12 July 2021

Sweeping Biden order takes action on data privacy and portability

Tougher data privacy and portability regulations are among 72 initiatives announced by US President Joe Biden in an executive order aimed at increasing competition.

09 July 2021

ICO issues GDPR data breach fine

The UK’s data watchdog has fined a charity that supports trans children and teenagers for allowing sensitive personal data to be accessible through search engines.

08 July 2021

Didi sued for misleading investors on China investigation

Ride-sharing app operator Didi faces at least two class action lawsuits claiming the company failed to disclose data issues that led to it being pulled from Chinese app stores.

07 July 2021

Italian watchdog fines delivery firm for gig worker algorithms

Italy’s data regulator has issued a €2.6 million fine to food delivery service Foodinho and ordered the company to change its employee management algorithms.

06 July 2021

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