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Dutch credit rating agency appeals data access fine

The Dutch data authority has fined a credit rating agency over its failure to make customer information easily accessible – but the agency has already appealed against the penalty.

07 July 2020

Exclusive: Google admits defeat on one-stop-shop

Google has accepted that all European data protection authorities can enforce against it for data activities carried out by its US parent, GDR has learned – backtracking on its previous assertions that only Ireland’s Data Protection Commission can do so.

07 July 2020

Data broker fights Norwegian adtech claims

Data broker Foursquare has sought to distance itself from accusations made in a Norwegian report about the sale of data by mobile app developers – saying it has a legitimate interest to handle personal data shared with it by mobile apps.

07 July 2020

EDPS: re-negotiate Microsoft data contracts

The influential European Data Protection Supervisor has urged public bodies across Europe to re-negotiate the data protection terms of their contracts with Microsoft.

06 July 2020

Localisation drives Indian data centre investment

Private equity firm The Carlyle Group has bought a US$235 million stake in Indian company Nxtra Data amid a data localisation-driven uptick in demand for secure data storage.

06 July 2020

GDPR two-year review: the data protection community reacts

The European Commission’s two-year review of the GDPR has highlighted areas for improvement in enforcement of the landmark legislation. Regulators and experts tell GDR what has changed, what needs work, and what is to come.

03 July 2020

Canadian data watchdog: Facebook court battle is a delaying tactic

Canada's federal privacy commissioner has slammed a Facebook application for judicial review of its Cambridge Analytica investigation, GDR can reveal.

03 July 2020

Ad industry pressures Apple to reverse data changes

Executives from advertising trade bodies across Europe have called on Apple to backtrack on changes the company made to data collection in its popular App Store.

03 July 2020

UK competition regulator: force Google to share data

The UK’s antitrust enforcer has called for the creation of a new body with powers to force companies to share data with competitors.

03 July 2020

German competition watchdog slams smart TV data collection

Shortly after its triumph over Facebook in a landmark case, Germany’s influential antitrust enforcer has attacked smart TV data collection practices.

03 July 2020

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