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ECJ limits beneficial ownership register access

The European Court of Justice has said the general public should not be able to access public registers of beneficial ownership, in a move that severely restricts the dissemination of corporate ownership data and could complicate due diligence and investigations.

22 November 2022

Clearview claims ICO lacks jurisdiction

UK judges have heard the first day of Clearview AI’s appeal against a £7.5 million (€8.6m) ICO enforcement decision.

21 November 2022

Facebook leak almost triples Belgian regulator’s workload

Belgium’s data regulator saw an unprecedented increase in complaints and requests received in 2021, the watchdog’s latest annual report has shown.

21 November 2022

Meta faces UK claim over ad profiling and objection rights

A UK-based digital rights campaigner claims Meta violated her right to object under the UK GDPR, despite the company’s argument that the right does not apply as it processes data for the performance of a contract.

21 November 2022

Future EU class actions could enforce a blend of data laws

The Representative Actions Directive could see multiple pieces of legislation brought together in single private enforcement cases, a European Commission official has said.

21 November 2022

India proposes eased data flows and boosted fines

India has published a fresh data protection bill that includes cross-border transfer permissions and higher penalties, after scrapping long-delayed privacy legislation in August.

18 November 2022

Portugal issues first fine for lack of DPO

The Portuguese data regulator has imposed a €170,000 fining order after discovering several GDPR breaches at a municipality tasked with processing Ukrainian refugees’ personal data.

18 November 2022

CNIL fines Discord over inadequate data retention and security policies

The French regulator has fined instant messaging social platform Discord €800,000 for multiple GDPR breaches.

18 November 2022

"Swamped" ICO defends judicial review about failure to investigate SAR complaint

A businessman taking the ICO to court over its position on complaints handling has said the regulator is in breach of its GDPR obligations when it fails to reach a decision on whether a breach has taken place.

17 November 2022

Draft EU-US adequacy agreement due in December

Officials involved in the crafting of a new adequacy agreement in the wake of the Schrems II decision have said they expect to have a draft for consideration by the official bodies before the end of the year, with a final decision to be made in spring 2023.

17 November 2022

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