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Selling UK adequacy after sunset

Organisations relying on the free flow of personal data between the EEA and the UK have weathered a turbulent few years – and features like the sunset clauses in the UK adequacy decisions mean some uncertainty is set to persist, say Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner partner Kate Brimsted and senior associate Tom Evans.

03 August 2021

Interest groups drive blockbuster Big Tech fines

Luxembourg’s record-breaking €746 million Amazon GDPR fine is the latest example of NGOs sparking some of the EU’s most significant cases against online platforms.

03 August 2021

Zoom settles privacy class action

Zoom has agreed to end a US class action lawsuit that alleged it breached user privacy, made misleading statements about its encryption standards and failed to prevent hacking.

02 August 2021

Russia increases data localisation pressure

Russian authorities have fined Google and opened cases against WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter over violations of its personal data law – part of what observers say is a growing crackdown against the tech giants.

02 August 2021

Amazon ordered to pay record GDPR fine

The Luxembourg privacy watchdog has slapped Amazon with the largest fine under European privacy regulation to date – but the company plans to fight the decision.

30 July 2021

China’s new Data Security Law – one month to implementation

Morgan Lewis & Bockius Shanghai partner Todd Liao and associate Sylvia Hu analyse how companies can comply with China’s new data security framework.

30 July 2021

Judge narrows Dixons Carphone data breach claim

A High Court judge has dismissed almost all of a lawsuit seeking data breach damages from DSG Retail, serving as a warning to lawyers who routinely file data privacy lawsuits using multiple heads of claim.

30 July 2021

Privacy takes a back seat at FTC congressional hearing

Statements by US Federal Trade Commission chair Lina Khan indicate that competition, a drive for additional resources, and internal spats with other commissioners could take precedence over data-related issues under her leadership.

29 July 2021

CNIL hits prominent newspaper with cookies fine

The French data watchdog has fined Le Figaro €50,000 for a breach of advertising cookies rules, rejecting the company’s defence that it was not responsible for ensuring that third party trackers on its site are compliant.

29 July 2021

Covid hikes costs of data breaches

IBM-commissioned researchers have found that the cost of a data breach has jumped by 10% since 2020 – and that the use of automated or AI-driven security was able to slash costs and response times.

29 July 2021

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