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EDPB intervention quadruples WhatsApp fine

Ireland’s privacy watchdog has fined WhatsApp €225 million over its data processing arrangements with parent company Facebook, after the European Data Protection Board forced the regulator to change its draft decision.

02 September 2021

NGO offers rewards for proof of GDPR breaches

A Dutch consumer body is offering individuals a monetary reward for providing evidence that could support collective action against Facebook.

02 September 2021

Northern Ireland GDPR case survives

A Belfast High Court judge has refused to strike out a GDPR claim against the publisher of a Northern Ireland newspaper, but expressed “misgivings” about its strength.

01 September 2021

Belgium's highest court confirms US data transfers under Schrems II

The Belgian supreme administrative court has upheld the validity of European data transfers to the US, following a complaint brought by unsuccessful bidders for a government contract.

01 September 2021

Korea fines Facebook, warns Netflix and Google

Korea’s data watchdog has hit Facebook with a record fine and warned Netflix and Google over breaches of the country’s data protection law.

31 August 2021

Clearview First Amendment defence fails

A Chicago judge has rejected Clearview AI’s argument that constitutional freedom of expression rights exempt its facial recognition system from tough Illinois biometric privacy laws.

31 August 2021

China to stop overseas listings for companies with sensitive data

China is reportedly seeking to halt companies that handle sensitive data from listing in stock exchanges outside of the country.

27 August 2021

GDR launches ECJ Case Tracker tool

Subscribers can keep up to date with all GDPR-era cases referred to the EU’s highest court.

27 August 2021

Edwards to be next UK privacy chief amid data policy overhaul

The UK has formally announced New Zealand privacy commissioner John Edwards as the next Information Commissioner and unveiled post-Brexit data policy that prioritises increasing economic growth and trade – marking a planned shift away from the EU GDPR.

26 August 2021

Norway probes DNA testing platform

Norway’s data watchdog has ordered a genealogy company to respond to questions about its data processing practices, following concerns that it is not GDPR compliant.

26 August 2021

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