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Criteo faces €60 million fine

France’s data watchdog has proposed imposing a €60 million fine on adtech player Criteo.

08 August 2022

NYDFS proposes upping the stakes for ransomware payments and tech audits

The New York State Department of Financial Services has released proposed amendments that would significantly affect all financial institutions licensed in New York state, including setting a 24-hour deadline for reporting ransomware payments and other transparency requirements.

05 August 2022

Data Changemakers: Sarah Chander

European Digital Rights senior policy advisor and AI lead Sarah Chander says policymakers, industry and civil society groups need to rethink the notion of the digital rights holder and challenge the “computational infrastructure” of Big Tech.

05 August 2022

India scraps data bill

India’s government has withdrawn the Personal Data Protection Bill after more than three years of debate about its impact on the country’s data landscape – but a new framework may soon be released.

04 August 2022

ICO faces fresh litigation over “inaction”

A businessman has obtained permission to judicially review the UK data regulator’s conduct relating to a major fintech company’s failure to respond to a subject access request.

04 August 2022

Cyberattack victims’ silence could limit FTC’s impact in proposed Ransomware Act

A proposed bill requiring the FTC to provide reports on cross-border complaints regarding ransomware and other cyberattacks may fall short if the agency isn’t able to force companies to disclose such incidents.

04 August 2022

Cloud services face new oversight from financial watchdogs

Cloud service providers could soon be subject to new rules and oversight from a triad of UK financial regulators, as attention turns to the risk posed by the possible failure of companies responsible for holding banks’ data.

04 August 2022

Tim Hortons bakes free coffee and pastries into data privacy class action settlement

A Canadian fast-food chain’s offer to settle a privacy class action by providing affected customers a free coffee and pastry is part of a trend of companies offering non-traditional compensation to resolve privacy litigation and retain customers.

04 August 2022

Lower Saxony rejects legitimate interest for targeted advertising

The German state of Lower Saxony has fined a bank €900,000 for using customer data for targeted advertising, in what could be the first drawing of regulatory boundaries in the area.

03 August 2022

US judge criticises GDPR-imposed redactions

A procedural judge in a major US patent litigation forum has slammed Continental’s excessive redaction of disclosed documents, despite the company’s argument that the redaction was necessary under the GDPR.

03 August 2022

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