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EU opens insurance data access investigation

The European Commission has opened an investigation into industry association Insurance Ireland over concerns that the access conditions for its data-sharing portal may restrict competition in the motor insurance market.

15 May 2019

UK insurance body calls for ICO breach data access

The head of a UK insurer association has called for access to anonymised breach data collected by the country’s data protection watchdog.

14 May 2019

Ashurst promotes in London

Ashurst has promoted Gita Shivarattan to counsel at its London office.

14 May 2019

Facebook fined by Turkish regulator

Facebook has been hit with what is thought to be the Turkish data protection authority’s largest ever fine over a bug which let third parties view private photos.

13 May 2019

Facebook sues Korean app developer

Facebook has sued a Korean app developer for illicitly using user data for marketing services, and for failing to comply with requests for an audit and proof of compliance with platform policies.

13 May 2019

High Court finds betting company misused horseracing data

A racecourse company and a company that provides video to betting shops have won a case against a betting industry content provider over unlawful use of horseracing data.

10 May 2019

Spanish data watchdog investigates Android privacy holes

The Google-owned Android mobile operating system does not give users enough control over how apps collect and share their data, according to two new studies from the Spanish data regulator.

10 May 2019

Chinese national charged over Anthem cyberattack

A US federal grand jury has indicted Fujie Wang and an unknown individual over allegations they hacked health insurer Anthem, affecting 78 million people’s personal data.

10 May 2019

Berlin Group emphasises importance of data protection in AI and location tracking

An international grouping of data protection authorities and privacy organisations has made a series of recommendations to providers and developers of AI and location tracking systems, as well as the organisations implementing the systems.

10 May 2019

Russia introduces instant messaging anti-anonymisation rules

Russia has introduced identification rules for instant messaging platform users in a bid to increase online security.

10 May 2019

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