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CNIL keeps hacked companies' identity secret

France’s data watchdog has revealed it has fined a popular website and its processor over a credential-stuffing attack that led to the loss of customer data – but has chosen not to name either party.

27 January 2021

Facebook geolocation lawsuit dismissed for failure to file

A San Francisco federal court has dismissed a proposed class action lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly collecting geolocation data without consent after the case’s lead plaintiff failed to file an amended complaint – but a similar lawsuit against the social media company remains intact.

27 January 2021

New SCCs expected by March

The European Commission’s international data flows and protection chief has said the highly-anticipated new standard contractual clauses should be in place in just over a month.

27 January 2021

Australian privacy class action payouts underway

An Australian government department may be forced to pay millions in compensation to victims of a data breach in a class action-style settlement.

27 January 2021

Controversial third-party cookie phaseout gathers pace

Google’s efforts to phase out third-party cookies on its Chrome browser are gathering pace, despite fresh regulatory scrutiny over possible antitrust implications.

26 January 2021

Grindr facing hefty adtech fine

Norway’s data protection authority plans to fine dating app Grindr €9.6 million over alleged large-scale data sharing, in a move campaigners say could have serious consequences for the wider online advertising industry.

26 January 2021

Trump mandates KYC for cloud providers

In one of his administration’s final acts, former US President Donald Trump issued an executive order requiring web service providers to verify the identity of foreign persons to whom they sell infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) products.

26 January 2021

European Parliament hit with complaint over data transfers

A complaint against the European Parliament on behalf of six of its members over claims it allowed illegal transfers of personal data to the US could quickly reach Europe’s highest court.

25 January 2021

TikTok ordered to stop processing

Italy’s data protection watchdog has ordered TikTok not to process the data of children under the age of 13.

25 January 2021

Fertility app developer sued for sharing data with Chinese companies

The US-based developer of a female fertility app has been sued for allegedly sharing user data with Chinese data analytics firms without consent.

25 January 2021

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