AccuWeather settles with EPIC after changing location data practices

Weather app AccuWeather has improved its location data collection and sharing practices following a lawsuit against the company brought by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, the NGO has said.

14 November 2019

FTC commissioner calls for shorter consent orders

A member of the US Federal Trade Commission has signed off on a data breach settlement with an IT provider – but said its 20-year duration is too long for the rapidly-evolving tech industry. 

13 November 2019

UK insurer compensated over data theft

A man who sold data acquired from an Aviva insider has been ordered to pay the insurer just under £109,000 (€127,000).

13 November 2019

DOJ cybercrime enforcer heads to EY deals team

A former senior prosecutor at the US Department of Justice has moved to EY’s cyber transactions unit.

13 November 2019

LinkedIn’s petition to reconsider hiQ injunction fails

A US appeals court has denied LinkedIn’s petition to reconsider a decision that allowed a startup to scrape its users’ data.

12 November 2019

Data key to antitrust in digital markets, DOJ official says

Free-to-user services may require more antitrust vigilance, not less, the head of the Department of Justice's antitrust division has said.

12 November 2019

Interview: data commercialisation with Alex Brown

Law firm Simmons & Simmons recently carried out a survey identifying the habits of “data laggards” and “data leaders”. The firm’s TMT head Alex Brown spoke to GDR about data commercialisation and its interplay with compliance efforts.

12 November 2019

Browsing enough for cookie consent, according to Spanish guidelines

In guidance that seemingly contradicts advice by its French counterpart, Spain’s data regulator has said that continuous browsing can be used to obtain consent.

11 November 2019

Address database product infringed UK mapping agency IP, court rules 

An English court has ruled that intellectual property owned by the Ordnance Survey (OS), the UK’s national mapping agency, was infringed by a company that used its data to set up a geospatial dataset product.

11 November 2019

Illinois biometric lawsuit adds to WeWork’s woes

Embattled hipster office space company WeWork is facing accusations that its use of facial recognition technology violates Illinois biometric privacy rules.

08 November 2019