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Canadian court urged to look at Google’s revenue

Interveners supporting Canada’s privacy regulator have stressed Google’s significant search engine revenue as the company attempts to persuade a Canadian court to exempt its search engine from federal data law.

27 October 2022

Google seeks PIPEDA journalism exemption

Google has told Canadian federal appeal judges that its search engine is shielded by the journalistic exemption in federal privacy law.

26 October 2022

ECJ to hear question on covid-related QR code processing

A Czech court has asked the European Court of Justice to resolve the GDPR’s application to the use of QR codes to verify individuals’ covid status via an app.

26 October 2022

German regulator and MEP slam US executive order

European officials and lawmakers have criticised aspects of US president Joe Biden’s executive order on EU-US data transfers, and suggested that a new Privacy Shield based on it would be struck down by the European Court of Justice.

26 October 2022

Khan hints at bolder data protection enforcement

The chair of the US Federal Trade Commission has said her agency will re-examine the nature of ‘unfairness’ as it explores new ways to address the increasing overlap between its privacy, consumer protection and competition mandates.

25 October 2022

FTC penalises Drizly and chief executive

The US Federal Trade Commission has imposed measures on Uber subsidiary Drizly’s chief executive that will follow him into certain future roles.

25 October 2022

Deutsche Bahn sued for in-app tracking

A German NGO is pursuing the national train operator over its use of in-app trackers, which it says forward travel information to advertisers without consent.

25 October 2022

ICO fines defunct construction company

The UK regulator has fined Interserve £4.4 million over cybersecurity shortcomings that led to a data breach.

24 October 2022

Dutch banking data-sharing proposal moves forward

Against a backdrop of privacy concerns, the Dutch government is set to scrutinise a bill proposing that banks jointly monitor customer transaction data to combat money laundering.

24 October 2022

Brazil hardens stance on cookie regulations

Brazil’s data regulator has brought the country closer to European cookie standards, but has appeared not to completely rule out the use of legitimate interest for non-essential cookies.

24 October 2022

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