Hefty German fine signals tough data enforcement plans

A fine against a German health insurance company suggests the country’s data regulators have no plans to slow down GDPR enforcement, observers say.

02 July 2020

Brazil senate passes controversial 'fake news' bill

Brazil’s senate has passed a bill intended to combat fake news despite the objections of privacy advocates, sending the legislation to the country’s house of representatives.

02 July 2020

Changes coming to Singapore’s personal data protection framework

Significant changes to Singapore’s flagship privacy regime will bring it in line with international norms.

02 July 2020

India bans TikTok over data sharing

India has blocked TikTok and multiple other Chinese apps amid geopolitical tensions and accusations that the app is mining citizens’ data.

02 July 2020

Examining the post-covid relationship between cities and data

Herbert Smith Freehills partner Miriam Everett and associate Chloe Kite assess the way in which data collection and data-driven technologies, accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic, might change the way cities function.

02 July 2020

CCPA enforcement begins amid state budget crisis

The California attorney general can begin enforcing the CCPA today, but questions remain as to how an office strained for resources will administer the most comprehensive privacy law in the US.

01 July 2020

The two-year GDPR review – “overall success” or work in progress?

Following the European Commission’s assessment of the GDPR, Reed Smith partner Elle Todd asks whether the GDPR has been a success – or if it’s too early to tell.

01 July 2020

Italian bank fined over lax data security

Italy’s data authority has fined UniCredit over its use of a third-party app that resulted in a data breach affecting more than 750,000 people.

01 July 2020

FTC ends contested Privacy Shield enforcement

The US Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement in its litigation against RagingWire Data Centers – marking the end of a rare case where a defendant seemed prepared to take the watchdog to trial over allegations of EU-US Privacy Shield violations.

01 July 2020

EDPS seeks to continue Buttarelli’s legacy

The European Data Protection Supervisor has laid out its plans for the next four years, indicating it intends to build on the work of its former chief Giovanni Buttarelli and continue to punch above its weight.

30 June 2020

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