German watchdog hits back at coronavirus draft law

Germany’s federal data regulator has warned against proposed powers to combat the spread of covid-19 – saying the amendments to the country’s emergency health law curtail fundamental rights.

26 March 2020

Clearview insurer seeks to duck litigation coverage

Embattled facial recognition provider Clearview AI’s insurer has argued that it has no duty to help the company defend a slew of data privacy lawsuits.

26 March 2020

FTC denied request for GDPR disclosure

An administrative law judge has denied the US Federal Trade Commission’s motion for a Nevada-based data centre to produce internal documents about its compliance with the GDPR.

25 March 2020

French cookie consent policy delayed again

France’s data regulator will put its stricter tracking cookie guidelines on hold – having already delayed implementing them for almost a year.

25 March 2020

The Dutch battle over legitimate interests

Recent enforcement by the Dutch data protection authority has cemented its restrictive interpretation of the GDPR’s “legitimate interests” provision, leading to a clash between the regulator and those who say the decision contradicts the text of the landmark law.

24 March 2020

Bremen data regulator stifled by lack of resources

The head of a German state data protection authority has complained the watchdog has been held back from enforcing the GDPR due to a lack of resources – but has promised more action soon.

24 March 2020

Translation company data misuse lawsuit to continue

A Manhattan federal judge has refused to dismiss allegations that a translation company illegally acquired confidential data held in a Credit Suisse data room during a potential takeover – but ended part of the lawsuit that relied on computer fraud allegations.

24 March 2020

Covid-19 will not delay CCPA enforcement

The California Consumer Privacy Act will go ahead as planned, despite growing calls from businesses and trade bodies to delay its enforcement in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, GDR can reveal.

23 March 2020

European Central Bank boosts data analytics capabilities

The European Central Bank has implemented a new data analytics programme designed by a major telecoms company, which the central bank will use to share sensitive data across borders.

23 March 2020

Connecticut private labs ordered to turn over covid-19 testing data

Connecticut governor Ned Lamont has ordered private labs to provide their coronavirus testing data to the state’s public health department.

23 March 2020