US House privacy bill differs from Senate counterparts

The US House Committee on Energy & Commerce released a draft privacy bill last month that would establish a different national privacy framework than its counterpart bills in the Senate, experts say.

13 January 2020

2019 in data: features

Daily news is the core of the Global Data Review service, but its editorial team also keeps itself busy with longer-form writing and other kinds of analytical content. We’re pleased to present some of our favourite online and magazine features of 2019:

13 January 2020

Privacy Shield under fire in European Parliament

Members of the European Parliament have slammed EU and US institutions’ oversight of the EU-US Privacy Shield scheme.

13 January 2020

No early payment discounts in ICO GDPR cases

The UK’s data watchdog has scrapped its policy of cutting companies’ fines if they pay early and decline to appeal, GDR has learned, cutting a key incentive for companies to accept the regulator’s penalties.

10 January 2020

ICO hits electronics retailer with maximum pre-GDPR fine

DSG Retail is considering an appeal against the ICO’s decision to fine the company £500,000 (€589,240) after tills at its Currys PC World and Dixons Travel stores were compromised by a cyberattack affecting at least 14 million people.

10 January 2020

China updates mobile app data rules

China’s state information security body has published a strict set of data standards requiring app operators to make personal information collection more transparent.

10 January 2020

US court: FTC had ‘inappropriate relationship’ with scandal-plagued cyber firm

The US Federal Trade Commission colluded with a scandal-plagued cybersecurity firm to use fabricated evidence against the medical research company LabMD, according to the findings of a special report adopted last month by the Eleventh Circuit appeals court.

09 January 2020

European Commission takes cautious approach on AI liability

The European Commission has recommended changes to AI liability rules – but cautioned against a complete overhaul of the law. 

09 January 2020

Israel enforces against humanitarian organisation

Israel’s data regulator has found the Israeli Red Cross organisation in breach of the country’s data protection laws.

09 January 2020

EDPB looks into data brokers

The European Data Protection Board has commissioned studies to find out whether data brokers and mobile apps are complying with the GDPR.

08 January 2020