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German government says GDPR fines can’t be directly issued against companies

Germany’s Federal Ministry of the Interior has sided with a previous German court decision that would limit the availability of corporate GDPR fines.

08 November 2021

Satellite operator to be sold again

Satellite communications operator Inmarsat is set to be sold to Viasat for $7.3 billion two years after agreeing to bolster its cybersecurity capabilities.

08 November 2021

Australian court greenlights ASIC cybersecurity case

A federal judge has said Australia’s financial services regulator can proceed with a landmark cybersecurity case against RI Advice.

08 November 2021

Belgian authority set to find against IAB consent system

Belgium’s data regulator has provisionally found that consent pop-ups developed by advertising industry body IAB Europe violate the GDPR.

05 November 2021

Small banks call for cybersecurity regulation on big tech

Credit unions and other smaller financial institutions have backed legislation that would give regulators Y2K-era powers to examine third-party IT providers.

05 November 2021

MEP: GDPR a warning for AI rules – not an example

Artificial intelligence regulation in the EU needs to have a lighter touch than previous data legislation, a leading MEP has told GDR.

05 November 2021

French watchdog fines Paris transport operator

France’s data regulator has ordered RATP to pay €400,000 despite the company’s efforts to resolve GDPR issues during the course of the investigation.

04 November 2021

UK GDPR overhaul could cause DPO headache

UK reforms designed to ease some of the burden of appointing data protection officers could end up being difficult for small businesses.

04 November 2021

Tech companies fail to put brakes on auto data law

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has rejected a lawsuit from two software vendors that sought to overturn a law giving car dealers access to their databases.

04 November 2021

UK's biggest data breach firm goes bust

The main driver of the UK's GDPR litigation market has entered administration.

03 November 2021

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