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Report spots pitfalls with CCPA service provider exemption

Some businesses are using the CCPA’s service provider exemption to transfer data to adtech vendors without having that be considered a “sale” of information – but a recent report warns that this provision in California’s privacy law has multiple drawbacks.

23 October 2020

First details emerge of China’s new GDPR-style data law

China’s government has published a new draft comprehensive data protection law, which contains a series of GDPR-style provisions – including hefty fines.

23 October 2020

Riding the tidal wave: who’s taken a dip so far?

Data privacy class actions in Europe are here to stay. In the third article of a four-part series, Bird & Bird partner Bryony Hurst highlights key cases that have already been filed across Europe.

23 October 2020

Analytics provider accuses Facebook of monopolising user data

Analytics company BrandTotal is seeking a court order that would prevent Facebook from blocking it from the social media platform, as the two parties ramp up a data-scraping dispute that has similarities to the long-running case between hiQ and LinkedIn.

22 October 2020

Denis survives CNIL leadership challenge

A French court has refused to strike down the appointment of Marie-Laure Denis as the head of France’s data regulator.

22 October 2020

Facebook European dating service back on after initial stumble

Ireland’s data regulator approved Facebook’s new dating service, months after raiding the social media giant’s offices because of privacy concerns with the new offering.

22 October 2020

Riding the tidal wave: claimants choose their swimming lanes

Data privacy class actions in Europe are here to stay. In the second article of a four-part series, Bird & Bird partner Bryony Hurst picks out the EU member states that are likely to become popular litigation forums.

22 October 2020

Schrems II hub: every development in the saga

GDR tracks the post-Schrems developments that you need to know.

22 October 2020

DOJ: Google’s monopoly power erodes user privacy

A long-awaited US Department of Justice antitrust lawsuit has accused Google of amassing monopoly power that has reduced user data privacy – and denied competitors the data they need to compete with the company.

21 October 2020

European data chiefs hint at Schrems II enforcement position

The heads of two influential pan-European data authorities have revealed some aspects of their plans to deal with the fallout from the Schrems II decision.

21 October 2020

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