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Belgian Facebook enforcement heads to ECJ

The Brussels Court of Appeal has referred regulatory action relating to Facebook to the European Court of Justice, asking it to clarify which data protection authorities can take companies to court over cross-border data processing issues.

09 May 2019

FTC raises “substantial concerns” over broad rule-making powers

The chair and commissioners of the US Federal Trade Commission have told a House of Representatives committee that they do not support federal privacy legislation which would give their agency broad rule-making authority.

09 May 2019

Regulator can require data centre access, Gibraltar court rules

Gibraltar’s appeal court has ruled that the territory’s telecoms regulator was wrong to have found it lacked power to force a dominant telecoms provider to give a rival access to its data centre.

09 May 2019

ICO finds UK tax office in breach of GDPR

The UK’s tax office has deleted biometric data relating to 5 million individuals after the Information Commissioner's Office found it illegally collected voice recognition data.

08 May 2019

Medical imaging company fined $3 million over HIPAA violations

Touchstone Medical Imaging will pay $3 million to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) after 300,000 of its patients' data was exposed online.

08 May 2019

Credit union sues financial software company over security lapses

A Pennsylvania credit union has sued financial processing software giant Fiserv over alleged cybersecurity failings and data breaches.

08 May 2019

Bulgarian court reverses retroactive GDPR decision

A Sofia court has overturned a decision by the Bulgarian data protection authority which retroactively applied the GDPR.

07 May 2019

Danish DPA condemns incorrect location data processing

Denmark’s Data Inspectorate has ordered a travel card company to fix incorrect location data using its GDPR powers.

07 May 2019

Federal legislation should extend to non-economic harm, FTC commissioner says

An FTC commissioner has said that any federal privacy legislation which does not allow for individuals to recover damages for non-economic harm caused by a data security breach “wouldn’t be too effective”.

03 May 2019

Ropes & Gray hires former Sidley privacy head

Ropes & Gray has hired Edward McNicholas as co-head of its data practice in Washington, DC.

03 May 2019

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