Hong Kong watchdog seeks tougher framework

In a post-GDPR world, Hong Kong’s privacy czar wants to drag the region’s data protection framework into the 21st century.

20 January 2020

Italian watchdog hits gas company with multimillion-euro GDPR fines

Italy’s data protection authority has ordered a major gas supplier to pay fines totalling €11.5 million.

20 January 2020

US law firm launches practice aimed at “everything data”

A BakerHostetler multidisciplinary practice group will aim at dealing with all legal issues associated with data.

20 January 2020

Antitrust lawsuit attacks Facebook data model

A US federal lawsuit has accused Facebook of illegally blocking rivals from accessing its data, coercing competing platforms into sharing their data, and protecting its market dominance by acquiring rivals.

17 January 2020

ICO provides muted response to adtech fears

The UK data regulator’s latest update on its plans to address data issues in the adtech industry has angered privacy activists – with one group saying it may take legal action against the regulator over its alleged failings. 

17 January 2020

Facebook and Google facing complaints in Serbia

A Serbian NGO has filed complaints against Facebook and Google for failing to appoint data protection representatives in the country.

17 January 2020

CNIL releases practical cookie consent guidelines

The French data watchdog is seeking feedback on new recommendations for practical ways of obtaining consent for cookies and other tracers. 

16 January 2020

US planning facial recognition legislation

A US House of Representatives committee intends to introduce legislation on the use of facial recognition in the “very near future”.

16 January 2020

US court approves landmark Equifax settlement

An Atlanta federal judge has blessed a $1.3 billion-plus settlement between Equifax and 147 million plaintiffs. 

16 January 2020

Google snubs ad industry with third-party cookie phaseout

Google is to phase out third-party cookies on its Chrome browser, in a move that observers say is likely to shake up the online advertising industry and could potentially drag the company into another antitrust row.

15 January 2020