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China to set up algorithm regulation

The Chinese cyberspace regulator says it will set up rules to govern the use of algorithms in around three years – the latest in the country’s efforts to regulate its digital sector.

04 October 2021

Identity theft complaints increased 375% from 2017-2020, senate committee hears

As Congress looks to provide the US Federal Trade Commission with additional resources, a senate committee has heard that additional technologists are at the top of the list of needs for an agency struggling to regulate the tech sector.

01 October 2021

Norway issues GDPR fine over China transfers

Norway's data regulator has fined a company 5 million kroner (€489,000) for illegally transferring personal data to China.

01 October 2021

ACCC seeks powers to curb Google’s data advantage

Australia’s antitrust watchdog has called for a greater role in regulating how data is used by large adtech companies, in a report taking aim at how Google’s data advantage allows it to dominate the sector.

30 September 2021

Google faces DeepMind UK class action

A representative claimant has attacked a 2015 agreement between Google, DeepMind and a London hospital under which the tech companies obtained 1.6 million individuals’ healthcare data without their consent.

30 September 2021

One year, 1,000 cases

More than 1,000 LGPD-related cases have been filed in Brazilian courts during the first year of the nascent data protection law being in force, according to experts tracking the matter.

30 September 2021

Industry-funded think tank chief could have a say in ICO fines

A prominent figure with close links to industry has been appointed to a little-known panel that can provide advice in major UK fining cases, GDR can reveal.

29 September 2021

EU court shuts down Europol lawsuit

The General Court has rejected a data protection lawsuit by Marián Kočner, a convicted fraudster with links to a former head of Slovakia’s data protection authority – slapping down allegations that Europol leaked data from Kočner’s mobile phones while Slovak authorities investigated allegations that he ordered the killing of journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kušnírová.

29 September 2021

Researchers push for more access to social media data

Following a public row with Facebook over access to data, several researchers have gone to Capitol Hill to advocate for policies they say will help inform the public about targeted ads, misinformation, and social media algorithms.

28 September 2021

EDPB tentatively approves draft Korean adequacy

The EU’s data protection authorities have greenlit the European Commission’s decision to approve data flows to Korea – but called on the commission to provide further clarity.

28 September 2021

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