Analysis: The GDPR in numbers

GDR has analysed recently-released figures from the European Data Protection Board in an attempt to help tell the story of the GDPR's success so far. The numbers look at enforcers' resources compared to their caseload, the powers they have used, and how they plan to ramp up their budgets in 2020.

27 February 2020

Microsoft lied about cloud security service, $43 billion lawsuit alleges

Microsoft falsely claimed that it has addressed a fundamental flaw in cloud security – denying a cybersecurity company the opportunity to sell its own patented solution in the process, a lawsuit claims.

27 February 2020

Oversight board: NSA spent $100m on 15 intelligence reports

With a 15 March deadline looming for Congress to decide whether to reauthorize the US National Security Agency’s controversial phone records collection scheme, an oversight body has declassified a scathing report that calls into question the programme’s constitutionality, as well as its value to national security.

27 February 2020

EDPB: GDPR mostly a success

The European Data Protection Board has seen no need to reform the GDPR, despite some challenges – but some see room for improvement.

26 February 2020

Internet associations challenge Maine privacy law

Trade associations representing internet service providers have sued Maine’s attorney general and public utilities commission, challenging the constitutionality of the state’s recently enacted privacy law.

26 February 2020

Bulk interception limits set for more clarification

An Irish reference to the European Court of Justice may help resolve ongoing questions about the legality of EU member states’ mass data interception and access by law enforcers for the purposes of fighting serious crime.

26 February 2020

Reed Smith and controversial cybersecurity firm seek to end LabMD lawsuit

After successfully defending themselves in one federal court, a cybersecurity company and a prominent law firm have moved to dismiss a related lawsuit accusing them of conspiring with US federal regulators to maliciously prosecute medical research firm LabMD.

26 February 2020

Australian watchdog releases consumer data right privacy guidelines

Australia’s data watchdog has released guidance for businesses on how to protect consumers’ privacy under the country’s new consumer data right.

25 February 2020

MGM hit with class action over data breach

A putative class action has accused casino and luxury resort operator MGM of failing to properly protect customers’ personal information, following the revelation of a 2019 data breach that allegedly affected more than 10 million individuals.

25 February 2020

Prosecutors shut down Brazilian data broker

Brazilian authorities have cancelled the domain name of BaseUp as part of an investigation into the company for allegedly selling the personal data of more than 10 million people.

25 February 2020