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Compliance reports to be public under new FTC leadership

The US Federal Trade Commission has said that it will proactively publish the compliance reports of a facial recognition company recently hit with an enforcement action – marking a change from previous administrations that only released such reports in response to Freedom of Information Act requests.

14 May 2021

Australian regulator given extra cash for Consumer Data Right

Australia’s data protection authority has been given a cash injection to help with the rollout of the country’s ambitious open data scheme.

14 May 2021

Algorithmic policing – “Trust is a must, not a nice to have”

BCL Solicitors partner Julian Hayes and associate Suzanne Gallagher review algorithm-driven law enforcement and its regulation.

14 May 2021

Dutch regulator issues rare fine for EU representative requirement

The Dutch data protection authority has issued a first-of-its-kind fine against a website operator for failing to appoint an EU representative, in what could serve as a warning to UK companies doing business in the EU.

13 May 2021

Report: ransomware attacks spiked in 2020

The cost of ransomware payments surged last year as businesses took an increasing amount of time to respond to such attacks, according to a recently released report.

13 May 2021

ECJ to hear new non-material GDPR damage reference

Austria’s Supreme Court has sent key questions about the availability of GDPR non-material damages to the European Court of Justice – months after Germany’s constitutional court ordered a lower court to make a similar EU reference.

13 May 2021

Low FCA breach notification figures higher in reality, Kroll says

The UK’s financial regulator received significantly fewer data breach notifications in 2020 than in 2019, but cybersecurity company Kroll has warned the figures don’t reflect increased risks.

12 May 2021

SolarWinds hack didn’t compromise HHS healthcare data

While the SolarWinds hack affected some 18,000 computer networks and compromised an untold amount of data, the US Department of Health and Human Services has said that it was largely unscathed by the cyberattack.

12 May 2021

Hamburg regulator urgently blocks WhatsApp-Facebook data transfers

Hamburg’s data protection authority has temporarily banned Facebook from processing its subsidiary WhatsApp’s user data – but the social media giant has said the move won’t affect the controversial update that sparked the investigation.

11 May 2021

Tycoon files GDPR-related action in US federal court

An ENRC-linked international businessman has said in US court filings that he plans to sue the owner of a risk database for allegedly reporting inaccurate information that connects him to a corruption probe in France.

11 May 2021

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