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Hong Kong watchdog calls for stronger powers

Hong Kong’s Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data has ordered a broadband and mobile network provider to tighten its data security, and called for the government to consider bringing its enforcement powers in line with other watchdogs.

27 February 2019

Philippines privacy watchdog praises mobile number portability law

The Philippines’ privacy watchdog has praised a new law allowing consumers to switch phone providers without changing their number as “an embodiment” of the concept of data portability.

27 February 2019

Singapore to introduce a data portability requirement

Singapore plans to introduce a data portability requirement amid a sweeping review of the country’s Personal Data Protection Act of 2012, the country’s data protection regulator has revealed.

26 February 2019

Amici curiae back Google in Oracle copyright case

Lobbying groups and technology companies have backed Google in its bid to get the US Supreme Court to scrutinise previous court decisions in a long-running copyright battle with Oracle.

26 February 2019

New York governor orders Facebook investigation

New York governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered an investigation into Facebook’s data practices after a report alleged that apps are sending the company sensitive information without users’ consent.

25 February 2019

Mexican watchdog slams government spyware use

Mexico’s privacy watchdog has alleged a government department violated the country’s privacy laws by buying a licence to use spyware.

25 February 2019

Ad lobby and activists clash over bidding protocol

Online advertising’s main trade body has hit back over a series of privacy complaints that accuse the industry’s advertising auctioning system of inherently causing a data breach that affects “virtually every user on the web”.

22 February 2019

Russia cracks down on Twitter over localisation issues

The Russian communications ministry has pressed on with enforcement action against Twitter after the social media company failed to provide information on data storage.

22 February 2019

CNIL and Google – is the size of the fine the whole story?

While the French authority’s Google fine grabbed the headlines for its size, McDermott Will & Emery partner Romain Perray in Paris argues that the decision is notable for other reasons too.

22 February 2019

Data sharing in Brazilian telecoms sector scrutinised

Brazilian telecoms companies Vivo, NET and Oi could face regulatory and legal action if the country’s main consumer protection organisation confirms reports that they share customer databases, observers have said.

21 February 2019

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