UK court rejects adtech appeal

A tribunal has dismissed a challenge to the UK privacy watchdog’s handling of a complaint about adtech, after finding the litigation was time-barred and questioning its merits.

29 November 2021

Canadian Instagram users to receive C$25 million in damages

A Canadian court has ordered marketing platform Hyp3r to pay C$24.9 million (US$19.5 million) in damages after it failed to oppose a class action lawsuit.

29 November 2021

Apple and Google fined €10 million each for consumer failings

Italy’s competition regulator has ordered Apple and Google to pay the maximum possible fines after finding the companies failed to properly tell users how their data is used.

26 November 2021

ECHR rules on right to be forgotten

The Strasbourg court has held that requiring a publisher to delist an online news story did not violate his right to freedom of expression.

26 November 2021

ICO concerned about Google Privacy Sandbox

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office has flagged concerns over Google’s Privacy Sandbox amid a separate antitrust investigation.

25 November 2021

Digital Markets Act passes EU council, but scope could still increase

While European ministers are broadly enthusiastic about the Digital Markets Act, some are already preparing for a battle over the respective roles of the European Commission and national authorities.

25 November 2021

“Utterly uneconomic” breach case dismissed from High Court

A High Court judge has transferred a £3,000 data breach case that was set to rack up costs of nearly £50,000 to a small claims court in a strongly-worded judgment.

25 November 2021

Apple sues NSO

Apple says the embattled NSO Group has harmed the tech company and its users by illicitly accessing their devices.

24 November 2021

Lloyd v Google – are representative actions dead?

Taylor Wessing senior counsel Michael Yates examines the fallout of Lloyd v Google.

24 November 2021

ICO pushes back on DSG Retail arguments

Retail chain operator DSG’s criticism of a data breach fine does not warrant quashing the decision to impose a penalty, the watchdog’s counsel has said.

23 November 2021

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