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German court expands SAR rights

A German court has ruled that copies of emails are covered by GDPR subject access requests.

15 October 2021

Law enforcers dispute section 230 immunity for credit rating firms

The US FTC, DOJ, and CFPB have urged an appeal court to overturn a ruling that immunised a consumer reporting agency that allegedly produced inaccurate reports.

15 October 2021

Clearview BIPA case veers into personal finances

Clearview AI’s defence lawyers say plaintiff subpoenas for executives’ personal financial records are an improper fishing expedition.

14 October 2021

Irish watchdog welcomes €4.1m budget increase

The Data Protection Commission has said a funding increase to €23.2 million will expand its capabilities as it “ramps up enforcement”– but observers are more cautious.

14 October 2021

Irish regulator sides with Facebook on GDPR consent

Ireland’s privacy watchdog has agreed with Facebook on a high-profile case relating to user consent under the GDPR – but still recommended a fine of up to €36m for the company’s lack of transparency.

13 October 2021

Ohio data bill would apply NIST privacy standards

The Ohio Personal Privacy Act (OPPA) has support from government and business stakeholders, but privacy groups have yet to enter the fray.

13 October 2021

Report: 2021 data breaches already ahead of 2020

The number of publicly reported data breaches in the US this year has already surpassed the total for 2020, and is projected to set a new record high, according to a recent report.

12 October 2021

Italian decree weakens data protection authority, but changes may not last

The Italian government has issued a decree limiting the scope of the country’s privacy watchdog as part of its covid-19 efforts – but one expert observer said the changes will likely not receive parliamentary approval.

12 October 2021

ICO says government reforms would harm independence

The UK data regulator has broadly supported government plans to reform the country’s data framework – but voiced strong concerns that some of the proposals could threaten its independence.

11 October 2021

China imposes €460 million platform fine

China’s competition enforcer has issued leading food delivery platform Meituan with its second-highest fine on record for forcing merchants to exclusively use its platform and pay a fee to do so.

11 October 2021

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