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Google loses CNIL appeal

Google has failed to obtain an urgent suspension of a French decision that ordered it to reform its cookie practices and pay a €100 million fine, with a judge confirming that France’s data watchdog has jurisdiction over the case.

05 March 2021

Marriott data breach litigation shut down

Hotel group Marriott has fended off a class action lawsuit stemming from a February 2020 data breach, with a US judge ruling that plaintiffs did not adequately show how they were injured.

05 March 2021

UK adequacy decision: end goal in sight

After years of wrangling over Brexit and the terms of the withdrawal agreement, recent squabbles over the importing of vaccines, shellfish and even ham sandwiches have made the issue of UK-EU equivalence a testy subject. As such, the European Commission’s recent UK adequacy decision is encouraging for the data community, says Kim Roberts of King & Spalding.

05 March 2021

Belgium data regulator urged staff to hand over covid test results

The Belgian data protection authority asked staff to hand over their covid-19 test results, GDR has learned – potentially breaching the regulator’s own guidance and the GDPR.

04 March 2021

Virginia governor clears privacy bill to mixed reviews

Virginia’s governor has signed the omnibus Consumer Data Protection Act into law, making the state the second in the US to have comprehensive privacy legislation – but garnering criticism from some tech advocates.

04 March 2021

What life sciences businesses need to know about data commercialisation

Data is playing an increasingly important part in life science commercial value creation, presenting new revenue-generating opportunities. A strategy for protecting and exploiting data is now a must for entities involved in healthcare research.

04 March 2021

FTC ripped for blacking out Facebook’s privacy report

The US Federal Trade Commission has been slammed for redacting the majority of a report that would ostensibly shine light on Facebook’s internal data policies and practices, with activists accusing the FTC of failing to live up to “transparency” promises it made when announcing the settlement some 20 months ago.

03 March 2021

Tracking is dead, Google says

Google has promised not to track people from site to site, saying it will not replace third-party cookies with alternative ways of identifying users.

03 March 2021

Prominent class action attorney objects to TikTok settlement

A lead attorney for the largest class action privacy settlement in history has filed an objection to a deal struck between a plaintiff class and ByteDance, accusing the parties of lacking a plan to notify the 92 million users who were affected by TikTok’s alleged biometric data violations.

03 March 2021

UK looks to forge own path in data protection

The UK looks set to diverge from its European neighbours on data policy, with a senior politician indicating he plans to move faster than the EU on data flows and Elizabeth Denham’s replacement being asked to focus on data innovation.

02 March 2021

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