News

New York introduces privacy and biometric laws

New York lawmakers have introduced a comprehensive privacy bill that would combine elements of the CCPA and GDPR, as well as a biometric data bill that would function similarly to Illinois’ tough BIPA legislation.

19 January 2021

Data enforcement looks set to hot up in Spain

Two big GDPR fines against banks in Spain suggest the country’s data protection authority is starting to move away from a strategy of cautious enforcement and towards a much tougher approach.

19 January 2021

Second Spanish big bank GDPR fine to be appealed

In a near-identical repeat of a penalty issued in December, Spain’s data protection authority has fined CaixaBank €6 million for GDPR infringements.

18 January 2021

Jelinek and Wiewiórowski call for SCC improvements

The EU’s most senior data protection regulators have urged the European Commission to improve its new proposed standard contractual clauses for international data transfers.

18 January 2021

GDPR extraterritorial lawsuit shut down by English court

A High Court judge has refused to allow a businessman to sue California-based online publication Forensic News and several journalists under the GDPR.

18 January 2021

ECJ could make database rights harder to enforce

A senior adviser to the European Court of Justice has recommended an interpretation of EU database law that would make it more difficult for companies to prevent the harvesting and re-use of their data.

15 January 2021

Inside Facebook’s FTC-mandated privacy programme

GDR has obtained Facebook’s first quarterly privacy report to the US Federal Trade Commission since the two entities entered into their $5 billion settlement agreement over the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

15 January 2021

Data community news roundup: promotions, hires and more

January is traditionally the month in which law firms announce partner promotion rounds. All job markets – including the legal industry – look different this year, but there have still been plenty of moves and promotions.

15 January 2021

How to take a holistic approach to privacy compliance in an ever-changing legal landscape

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton privacy and cybersecurity practice group leader Liisa Thomas lays out how companies can best comply with global data privacy laws in uncertain times.

14 January 2021

WhatsApp privacy changes face regulatory investigations

Data protection authorities in Italy and Turkey say they plan to act against WhatsApp after the Facebook-owned messaging service made highly controversial changes to its privacy policy.

14 January 2021

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