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Experian blocked from selling Brazilian data

A Brazilian court has found that Experian’s Brazilian subsidiary violated the LGPD by selling personal data without obtaining consent.

25 November 2020

Home Depot reaches multimillion-dollar deal with US state watchdogs

Major US retailer Home Depot must pay $17.5 million as part of a settlement with state attorneys-general relating to a 2014 data breach.

25 November 2020

Big Tech unhappy about new Asian data localisation

An Asian trade group representing many of the world’s largest technology companies has slammed Pakistan’s new data localisation rules.

25 November 2020

UK enforcer urged to impose interim measures on Google

An alliance of technology and publishing companies has asked the UK’s antitrust watchdog to stop Google releasing technology that it claims will block publishers from accessing the cookies they use to sell advertising.

24 November 2020

UK companies could pay billions if adequacy not secured

Companies of all sizes will incur significant costs if the UK fails to obtain an EU adequacy decision, research has found.

24 November 2020

Skyscanner on the hook for Ryanair data scraping injunction costs

An Irish judge has ordered Skyscanner to bear some of its own costs despite winning a preliminary dispute about its allegedly illegal collection of Ryanair’s data, ruling that the travel agency was “non-forthcoming” about how it had obtained the data.

24 November 2020

EPDB raises doubts about ePrivacy enforcement plans

New ePrivacy proposals may lead to confused and inconsistent enforcement of the law, the European Data Protection Board has warned.

23 November 2020

Google Sweden delisting fine upheld but reduced

Google’s policy of informing website operators after delisting results breached the GDPR, a Swedish court has ruled.

23 November 2020

Canadian privacy proposal mixes elements of GDPR and CCPA

Canada’s new proposed data privacy legislation would combine elements of the EU rights-based framework and the US consumer protection model – but the country’s privacy commissioner has expressed concerns that the proposal gives too much leeway to commercial interests.

20 November 2020

Revealed: European Commission pushes data sharing through IP law

The European Commission plans to review multiple intellectual property laws to see how they could foster data sharing, according to a leaked draft seen by GDR.

20 November 2020

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