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English court upholds automatic facial recognition

Campaigners backing a challenge to a police force’s use of facial recognition technology for crime detection purposes say they will appeal a judgment that found no breach of privacy laws or the GDPR.

04 September 2019

Allen & Overy adds data protection partner in Munich

Allen & Overy has hired Ulrich Baumgartner as partner to lead its German data protection team.

29 August 2019

Tech companies seek to put brakes on auto data law

Two automotive tech companies are suing the state of Arizona over a law they say would give third parties unaccountable access to their proprietary software.

15 August 2019

Accenture blamed in Marriott class action

Plaintiffs pursuing Marriott in the wake of a massive data breach have named its cybersecurity provider as a defendant.

14 August 2019

Facebook sues developers for click injection fraud

Facebook has accused two app developers of deceiving users into downloading malware that generated fake clicks on adverts hosted on its platform.

07 August 2019

CNIL targets another company over basic security failures

France’s data regulator has fined insurer Active Assurances €180,000 – around 2% of the company’s annual turnover – marking the fourth time the regulator has heavily penalised basic data security failings in the last two years.

25 July 2019

Australia’s encryption law probably incompatible with CLOUD Act and GDPR, lawyers warn

The Law Council of Australia has said that a controversial law that enables government agencies to compel companies to access and decipher encrypted communication clashes with major US and EU data laws.

22 July 2019

UK financial watchdog statistics show where the data risks lie

King & Spalding counsel Kim Roberts says recent UK Financial Conduct Authority figures gave a glimpse into the types of data and cyber challenges that the UK’s financial services sector currently faces

19 July 2019

China seeks public comment on critical infrastructure cybersecurity review rules

China’s cybersecurity authority has sought feedback on a fresh draft of legislation that would force reviews of critical infrastructure providers that seek to acquire network products and services.

29 May 2019

Hungarian central bank issues cloud computing recommendations

Hungary’s central bank has recommended that businesses conduct a pros-and-cons analysis of cloud-based systems to ensure that their practices preserve privacy.

20 May 2019

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