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TikTok receives GDPR fine

The Dutch data watchdog has ordered TikTok to pay €750,000 after finding it infringed children’s privacy rights – but the company has vowed to appeal against the penalty.

22 July 2021

US pushing to regain EU adequacy

The US is prioritising negotiations with the European Commission to reinstate a post-Schrems II transatlantic adequacy deal.

22 July 2021

Data localisation measures double in less than five years

The spread of data localisation measures is a growing threat to the digital economy, a US-based think tank has warned.

21 July 2021

UK to pursue “creative” global data policy

The minister charged with UK media and data policy will seek to speed up the country’s adequacy process and implement alternative international transfer mechanisms

21 July 2021

ECJ to weigh in on Schrems Facebook litigation

The EU’s highest court is set to assess how Facebook has used personal data in the GDPR era, in a case that activist Max Schrems says could force the company to pay damages to millions of users.

20 July 2021

Brazilian pharmacy chain fined over consent failures

A consumer protection regulator has fined a Brazilian pharmacy chain after finding it breached the LGPD by processing personal data without gathering adequate consent.

20 July 2021

Campaigners decry lack of regulation following NSO leaks

Digital law and privacy campaigners have called for a moratorium and urgent action on surveillance software, following the latest round of revelations about Israeli surveillance company NSO Group.

19 July 2021

UK parliament staff to sue over 2017 data breach

More than 200 claimants are pursuing a parliamentary authority after their personal data was exposed online.

19 July 2021

GDPR fines: shame but don't name?

German judges have moved away from publicising the names of companies alleged to have breached GDPR rules on the grounds that this causes unwarranted reputational and competitive damage. Fieldfisher Hamburg partner Dennis Hillemann analyses the implications.

16 July 2021

German data watchdog investigates lab over use of prenatal tests

A lab that used Chinese gene company BGI Group's prenatal blood tests and services has suspended data transfers to Hong Kong following a German regulator’s fears that data protection rules have been breached.

16 July 2021

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