Clearview mounts another BIPA First Amendment defence

Armed with a recent Eighth Circuit decision, facial recognition company Clearview AI has argued again that its activities are protected by the First Amendment.

09 September 2021

Spain DPA fines processor for failure to return data

Spain’s data watchdog has ordered a data processor to pay €100,000 for failing to return data to the data controller after its processing contract expired.

08 September 2021

Third TikTok mass claim filed in Amsterdam

An NGO has filed a €6 billion Dutch class action against TikTok that appears likely to overlap with two existing sets of mass litigation.

08 September 2021

Facebook’s new FTC independent assessor revealed

After a previous watchdog failed to spot the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook hired a new independent assessor to oversee its US Federal Trade Commission-mandated privacy programme.

07 September 2021

ICO’s call for G7 collaboration on cookie pop-ups raises questions

The UK privacy watchdog has called on fellow G7 data protection authorities to coordinate on tackling cookie consent pop-ups – but questions remain about the commission’s focus and how the measures might work in practice.

07 September 2021

TikTok Dutch mass lawsuit escalates

Dutch claimants have escalated their suit against TikTok for violating the privacy and consumer rights of children.

06 September 2021

Judge won’t require Google to produce extra documents about prior antitrust probes

A federal judge presiding over the Department of Justice’s case against Google has said the company does not have to turn over certain information the agency requested about past antitrust investigations.

06 September 2021

How European regulators toughened the Irish WhatsApp decision

European data protection authorities forced their Irish counterpart to strengthen its stance against WhatsApp, in a decision that may have wider repercussions for large tech companies that process EU personal data.

03 September 2021

US enforcers employ new surveillance methods post-Carpenter

Geofence warrants, stingrays and bulk data purchases are among the new surveillance tactics employed by law enforcers some three years after the US Supreme Court’s 2018 Carpenter decision – a state of affairs that has civil libertarians urging Congress to enact privacy reforms.

03 September 2021

FTC’s Chopra: Criminally charge stalker app developers

The US Federal Trade Commission has banned the developer of a so-called stalker app from the surveillance industry – though the owner has told GDR that there is no record of his product being used for nefarious purposes. Meanwhile, FTC member Rohit Chopra has called for criminal penalties against such activities.

02 September 2021

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