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ICO issues GDPR data breach fine

The UK’s data watchdog has fined a charity that supports trans children and teenagers for allowing sensitive personal data to be accessible through search engines.

08 July 2021

Dutch court allows Facebook class action to proceed

Facebook has failed to dismiss Dutch collective litigation against it at an early stage.

08 July 2021

Colorado enters race to set US privacy standards

Colorado’s state privacy bill has become law, signalling that the state intends to compete with the likes of California and Virginia to set national data standards for the US.

08 July 2021

UK Equiniti lawsuit to continue

An English procedural judge has refused to enter a default judgment in data breach litigation against outsourcer Equiniti, after the company said delays caused by the claimants stopped it from being able to file a defence on time.

07 July 2021

Didi sued for misleading investors on China investigation

Ride-sharing app operator Didi faces at least two class action lawsuits claiming the company failed to disclose data issues that led to it being pulled from Chinese app stores.

07 July 2021

Deadly data: Annie Jacobsen on the military origins of biometrics

Pulitzer Prize finalist Annie Jacobsen’s latest book, First Platoon, chronicles the US military’s massive and ultimately disastrous project to compile biometrics on nearly the entire population of Afghanistan. GDR talked to Jacobsen about the implications big data has for combat, democracy, privacy and other societal issues.

06 July 2021

British Airways class action mostly settles

British Airways has settled the bulk of its high-profile GDPR data breach litigation – but lawyers for at least one group of claimants have vowed to keep fighting the case.

06 July 2021

Italian watchdog fines delivery firm for gig worker algorithms

Italy’s data regulator has issued a €2.6 million fine to food delivery service Foodinho and ordered the company to change its employee management algorithms.

06 July 2021

European enforcers call for DMA enforcement coordination

The heads of Europe's national antitrust authorities have said they should jointly enforce the Digital Markets Act with the European Commission, as it would be challenging for the EU enforcer to sufficiently apply the new rules on its own.

05 July 2021

Data breach roundup 5 July 2021

GDR rounds up recent major data breaches – featuring the Kaseya ransomware attack and companies such as LinkedIn, Alibaba and CVS.

05 July 2021

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