Google French fine quashed

Following a landmark right to be forgotten ruling from the European Court of Justice, France’s highest court has struck down a decision that fined Google for refusing to remove listings off its search engine globally.

27 March 2020

US health department won’t penalise breaches during covid-19 crisis

The US Department of Health and Human Services will not enforce against healthcare providers that suffer a data breach while using telemedicine in “good faith” during the covid-19 pandemic, according to guidance released by the HHS Office for Civil Rights.

27 March 2020

Covid-19: US lawmakers seek regulatory guidance for online schooling

Three Democratic senators have asked the US Federal Trade Commission and Department of Education to develop guidelines for the use of online education platforms, raising concerns that student privacy could be at risk while using these tools from home during the covid-19 crisis.

27 March 2020

Apple further limits data collection

Third-party cookies will now be blocked on Apple’s browser Safari – another blow to the companies that use the technology to collect data about web users.

26 March 2020

German watchdog hits back at coronavirus draft law

Germany’s federal data regulator has warned against proposed powers to combat the spread of covid-19 – saying the amendments to the country’s emergency health law curtail fundamental rights.

26 March 2020

Clearview insurer seeks to duck litigation coverage

Embattled facial recognition provider Clearview AI’s insurer has argued that it has no duty to help the company defend a slew of data privacy lawsuits.

26 March 2020

FTC denied request for GDPR disclosure

An administrative law judge has denied the US Federal Trade Commission’s motion for a Nevada-based data centre to produce internal documents about its compliance with the GDPR.

25 March 2020

French cookie consent policy delayed again

France’s data regulator will put its stricter tracking cookie guidelines on hold – having already delayed implementing them for almost a year.

25 March 2020

The Dutch battle over legitimate interests

Recent enforcement by the Dutch data protection authority has cemented its restrictive interpretation of the GDPR’s “legitimate interests” provision, leading to a clash between the regulator and those who say the decision contradicts the text of the landmark law.

24 March 2020

Bremen data regulator stifled by lack of resources

The head of a German state data protection authority has complained the watchdog has been held back from enforcing the GDPR due to a lack of resources – but has promised more action soon.

24 March 2020