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LexisNexis risk database faces GDPR lawsuit

An exiled Rwandan businessman has sued LexisNexis Risk Solutions, alleging a global risk and compliance database run by a US subsidiary committed a slew of GDPR violations.

26 May 2020

Austrian tax law data retention criticised

Regulators and politicians have raised concerns about a new Austrian digital advertising tax law which requires the mass storage of location data.

26 May 2020

Irish enforcer bares its teeth against tech giants

Following months of criticism over its lengthy investigations, Ireland’s data protection watchdog has filed a draft decision against Twitter with European authorities – with multiple separate probes of several Facebook platforms at an advanced stage.

22 May 2020

German air passenger data decisions en route to ECJ

A German court has referred two passenger data cases to the European Court of Justice to determine whether the PNR Directive and its German implementation comply with European law.

22 May 2020

Hamburg attempts to snatch Big Tech investigations from Ireland

The influential Hamburg data protection authority has called for changes to the European one-stop-shop mechanism, suggesting that lead authorities that delay big investigations should be forced off cases by other concerned regulators.

22 May 2020

Chinese regulator issues first fines for lax data reporting

China’s banking regulator has fined the country’s four major state-owned lenders for inconsistencies in their financial data reporting, marking the first time it has issued penalties for data matters amid the release of stricter standards.

21 May 2020

UK adequacy decision in doubt

A UK adequacy decision looks more unlikely than ever after the EU’s top Brexit negotiator slammed the UK government’s insistence on lowering existing data protection standards.

21 May 2020

FTC commissioner wants more COPPA safe harbour oversight

The US Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with a Tencent subsidiary for making false claims about its membership of a programme aimed at protecting children’s data – but a Democratic commissioner wants more details about the company’s violations.

21 May 2020

Most data breaches expose personal information, study finds

The majority of data breaches expose personally identifiable information, according to the findings of a new Verizon report which analysed thousands of incidents.

21 May 2020

GDPR roundup: fines, TikTok, Apple, covid-19 and more

European data regulators appear to be making good on their promise to continue their work, with a noticeable uptick in enforcers’ activity across the continent.

21 May 2020