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Daimler ordered to hand over employee data

A German court has ordered auto manufacturer Daimler to hand over troves of personal data to a former employee, potentially sparking a wave of copycat lawsuits.

22 March 2019

Brazil to make credit score registration automatic

The Brazilian Senate has approved a bill that requires citizens and companies to request exclusion from a consumer credit score database if they do not want to be automatically added.

22 March 2019

Another Reed Smith lawyer joins Holland & Knight

Privacy partner and litigator Ashley Shively has joined Holland & Knight’s California office after nine years at Reed Smith.

22 March 2019

Cookies need active and separate consent, ECJ told

A European Court of Justice adviser has said pre-filled consent checkboxes cannot be used to obtain consent to data collection through cookies.

21 March 2019

Spanish court to scrutinise political microtargeting amendment

Spain’s constitutional court has accepted an appeal against the country’s new data protection law that takes aim at a provision allowing political parties to microtarget internet users.

21 March 2019

Brazilian senator proposes adding data protection to constitution

A Brazilian senator has proposed an amendment to the country’s constitution that would make data protection a fundamental right and bar states and municipalities from creating data protection legislation.

21 March 2019

Brazilian firm TozziniFreire promotes privacy lawyer

TozziniFreire in São Paulo has promoted ten associates to partner, including cybersecurity and data privacy lawyer Carla do Couto Battilana.

21 March 2019

US Supreme Court refers Google case to lower court

The US Supreme Court has ruled that a lower court should decide whether users suing Google over privacy violations have standing to receive an $8.5 million class action settlement.

20 March 2019

EU body: breach reports need streamlining

The EU’s auditor has warned that overlapping breach report obligations that apply in some sectors could lead to fragmented disclosures.

20 March 2019

Public officials call for privacy convergence

Public officials from across the world have called for increased convergence between data protection regimes following the introduction of new privacy laws worldwide.

20 March 2019

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