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Germany to declare use of Microsoft 365 by public authorities unlawful

A working group led by the Bavarian data protection authority is set to publish a report finding that public authorities cannot use Microsoft 365 in a legally compliant manner.

24 November 2022

Meta agrees to stop tying VR headsets with Facebook accounts

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office will continue investigating whether Meta has unlawfully tied its virtual reality products to its social media platform, despite the company deciding to no longer force its Meta Quest headset users to set up a Facebook account.

24 November 2022

Another court rejects Clearview free speech defence

A California state court has denied Clearview AI’s bid to dismiss a privacy lawsuit and claim protection under the first amendment.

24 November 2022

ICO hits out at Clearview’s “extremely powerful monitoring tool”

The UK data regulator has urged a tribunal to reject Clearview AI’s narrow interpretation of the UK GDPR’s extraterritoriality provision, stressing that the company’s conduct constituted monitoring that is caught by the country’s regulatory framework.

23 November 2022

FTC defends Kochava enforcement

The Federal Trade Commission has maintained that the lawsuit it filed against digital analytics provider Kochava “more than satisfies” pleading standards.

23 November 2022

Saudi Arabia and NSO to face another spyware challenge in UK

A British-Jordanian journalist has launched another legal challenge against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the company behind the Pegasus spyware, joining three other individuals bringing similar claims in the UK.

23 November 2022

UK finalises Korea adequacy

The UK has finalised its first post-Brexit data adequacy agreement, in a deal which the UK claims goes beyond that achieved by the EU.

23 November 2022

“The ICO is not the world’s data protection policeman” – Clearview counsel

Clearview AI’s barrister has attacked the UK data regulator’s assertion that it had extraterritorial jurisdiction over the company.

22 November 2022

Big Tech layoffs shouldn’t trigger privacy and cybersecurity work decline

Even as Big Tech and other industries announce massive layoffs, there is still demand for privacy and cybersecurity lawyers and many law firms are patiently holding onto that practice group as their clients tighten their budgets and scrutinise costs.

22 November 2022

ICO plans fine against public sector body

The UK’s data protection authority is due to issue a fine against an unnamed public sector entity for “repeated and egregious breaches” of data protection law despite the watchdog stepping back from imposing punitive action on government bodies.

22 November 2022

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