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Report sounds alarm over companies brokering active-duty military data

New research has found that at least three of the world’s 10 largest data brokers sell information on US active-duty military personnel – a situation critics say jeopardises national security.

25 August 2021

T-Mobile class actions pile up after data breach

Following a cyberattack that exposed the personal information of millions of customers, the US mobile operator is facing 10 class action lawsuits.

25 August 2021

FTC expands attack on Facebook data policies

An updated Federal Trade Commission antitrust complaint against Facebook has added detail about the privacy impact caused by the company’s allegedly monopolistic conduct.

24 August 2021

Danish watchdog launches security investigations

Denmark’s data protection authority has sent questionnaires focused on security measures to 30 organisations in a bid to scale up and better target its investigations.

24 August 2021

UK data breach claimants face more pressure

The market for low-value UK data protection litigation is in trouble, after a ruling undermined the viability of claims that are issued in court. Most claims are resolved long before courts get involved – but settlement strategies may also be unviable for claimant firms.

23 August 2021

China tightens data protection with PIPL

China’s legislature has passed the landmark Personal Information Protection Law, strengthening the country’s data protection framework and giving companies just over two months to comply.

23 August 2021

Pentagon silent on Afghan biometric data programme

At the outset of the post-9/11 invasion of Afghanistan, the US military sought to compile a biometric database of the country’s population. That data could now be in the hands of the Taliban.

20 August 2021

Nigeria hits fintech platform with privacy fine

Nigeria’s data watchdog has fined lending platform SokoLoan for a slew of violations of the country’s privacy legislation.

20 August 2021

Pearson fined for failing to tell investors about data breach

A global education company has agreed to pay US$1 million to end an investigation of misleading statements it made to investors after suffering a data breach.

19 August 2021

China gives apps one week to fix data use

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) warned 43 apps, including Tencent, over their use of personal data – giving them one week to comply.

19 August 2021

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