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Community news roundup: data practices continue to grow

GDR’s latest in community news sees data hires across private practice, a new office in Silicon Valley, and an addition at the Pentagon.

07 August 2020

Capital One data breach fine signals cloud scrutiny

A US banking regulator has fined Capital One $80 million over problems with its cloud computing security processes that led to a massive data breach.

07 August 2020

Driving the regulators to distraction: the rise of in-car data monetisation

Modern cars generate plenty of data, but Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman partner Steve Farmer in London says the road to commercialising that information is bumpy.

07 August 2020

Google CCPA lawsuit targets Android data monitoring

A New York resident says Google and parent company Alphabet monitored and collected Android users’ personal data without their knowledge.

07 August 2020

FTC commissioners bang the privacy drum at oversight hearing

Behavioural advertising, Schrems II, data security, the need for legislative overhaul and other privacy-related topics dominated the latest congressional oversight hearing of the US Federal Trade Commission.

06 August 2020

TikTok to store European data locally

Following increased uncertainty about data transfers out of the EU and scrutiny of its data practices, TikTok has announced plans to store European data locally.

06 August 2020

GDR analysis: European regulators buckling under Schrems pressure

Understaffed and under-resourced European data protection authorities are likely to struggle with the new responsibilities handed to them by the Schrems II decision, GDR has found.

06 August 2020

US senators introduce national BIPA bill

A recently introduced national version of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act would likely avoid contentious litigation about standing that has surrounded the state privacy law.

05 August 2020

CNIL fines online retailer in cross-border case

France’s data regulator has fined an online shoe retailer for multiple GDPR infringements, marking its first fine as a one-stop-shop lead authority.

05 August 2020

Data “central” to Microsoft’s value, but localisation a threat

Data is crucial to the value Microsoft provides to its customers, the company has said – but it has warned that data localisation rules may harm its ability to provide that value.

05 August 2020

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