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Meta agrees to modify its housing ads process in discrimination settlement

Meta has agreed to settle a discrimination lawsuit with the US Department of Justice and change how housing advertisements are targeted and delivered on its platform.

22 June 2022

DPOs can have special protection under national employment law

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the GDPR does not prevent member states from putting in place laws allowing for the dismissal of data protection officers only if there is just cause.

22 June 2022

Cybersecurity could be on the back burner in tough economy

As historic inflation continues and central banks across the globe raise interest rates, companies may look to pause their cybersecurity initiatives.

21 June 2022

ECJ upholds PNR processing

The European Court of Justice has cleared Belgian law that implements the controversial PNR Directive, but nonetheless set out rigorous requirements for its use.

21 June 2022

The need for clarity: whistleblowers in an opaque, digital world

Whistleblowers are a crucial way to expose cyberattacks, say Sanford Heisler Sharp partners Vincent McKnight and John McKnight and associate Sarah Chu.

21 June 2022

Legal departments dominate corporate compliance and privacy but only co-lead cybersecurity responses

Corporate legal departments undertake compliance and privacy work – but despite cybersecurity response’s similar growing corporate prominence, few companies turn exclusively to legal for those matters.

20 June 2022

Hesse devises Schrems-compliant Zoom use

Hesse’s data watchdog has approved a workaround for universities looking to use video-conferencing services in the wake of the Schrems II decision.

20 June 2022

Policymakers on what’s next for EU data protection enforcement

Members of the European Commission and Parliament have shared their views on the future of the GDPR in the EU and beyond – including harmonisation, regulatory cooperation, and the need to review the legislation.

20 June 2022

What to expect from UK data reform

The government’s response to a wide-ranging consultation on an overhaul of the UK’s data protection framework contains few surprises and appears to have abandoned some more radical ideas – but a civil society group has branded the proposals as a "bonfire" of rights.

17 June 2022

EDPS calls for centralisation

Wojciech Wiewiórowski has called for a “pan-European model” to counter issues with GDPR enforcement, and proposed the creation of a body dedicated to handling the most significant cross-border investigations.

17 June 2022

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