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FTC: Female fertility app shared data with Facebook and Google

The US Federal Trade Commission has ordered the developer of a female fertility app to notify users that it has shared their data with Facebook, Google and other third parties – marking the first time a company has been required to notify its customers about a privacy-related enforcement action.

14 January 2021

DPC to move against Facebook transfers

Ireland’s data watchdog has agreed to reach a decision in an investigation of Facebook’s EU-US data transfers.

13 January 2021

Facebook Belgium: door left open for GDPR enforcement jostling

Data protection authorities in any EU country can take companies to court for cross-border GDPR infringements – but only in a specific set of circumstances, according to a significant European Court of Justice opinion released today.

13 January 2021

“Assume there was a full compromise” – DC cybersecurity expert talks Capitol Hill riots

In the midst of the political chaos stemming from last week’s riots on Capitol Hill, IT experts remain focused on the cybersecurity risks associated with the fateful events. GDR spoke with Washington, DC cybersecurity consultant Norma Krayem – the head of the data practice at lobbying firm Van Scoyoc Associates (VSA) – about the risks associated with such a massive physical breach.

13 January 2021

TalkTalk lawsuit goes beyond ICO findings

UK litigation seeking data breach damages from internet provider TalkTalk features allegations of a potentially illegal international transfer and security incidents that were not caught by a pair of Information Commissioner’s Office decisions.

12 January 2021

FTC orders deletion of AI models in novel enforcement action

The US Federal Trade Commission has determined that online photo storage company Everalbum deceived users by employing facial recognition technology on their images, ordering the company to delete not only the relevant data but also the AI models obtained through its deceptive conduct.

12 January 2021

The Digital Services Act: Unpacking the European Commission’s reform of the EU digital economy

Linklaters partners Tanguy Van Overstraeten and Guillaume Couneson and associate Richard Steppe dive into the wide-ranging implications of the new draft Digital Services Act.

12 January 2021

English court strikes down GCHQ hacking warrants

The UK’s signals intelligence agency cannot use broad warrants to interfere with computer equipment, the High Court of England and Wales has ruled.

11 January 2021

Russian hacker jailed for 12 years for US financial data theft

A US federal judge has handed a Russian hacker a 12-year prison sentence for his role in a massive financial data theft scheme that netted hundreds of millions of dollars in criminal proceeds.

11 January 2021

UK probes Google Chrome privacy changes

The UK’s competition authority has launched its first-ever abuse of dominance case against one of the four ‘big tech’ companies, as it scrutinises Google’s proposals to remove third-party cookies and other functions from its Chrome internet browser.

08 January 2021

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