Mortgage broker fined for posting customer info on Yelp

A California mortgage broker has agreed to pay $120,000 to settle allegations by the US Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission that the company revealed personal information about his customers on the review website Yelp.

08 January 2020

2019 in data: policy

GDR’s editorial team brings you its coverage of the most significant data policy stories of 2019.

08 January 2020

Court grants Microsoft control of hacker domains

A US federal court has given Microsoft control of 50 domains allegedly used by an international cybercrime ring to target and compromise its users’ data.

07 January 2020

Iowa supreme court denies access to driver records

The Supreme Court of Iowa has ruled that a local government must not release records that would reveal the identities of people caught by the city’s automated traffic enforcement programme.

07 January 2020

GDR Insight Handbook 2020 launches

The first GDR handbook provides in-depth analysis of the global developments in key areas of data law. 

07 January 2020

Brazil fines Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Brazil’s Ministry of Justice has fined Facebook 6.6 million reais (€1,454,640) over its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

06 January 2020

ICO delays British Airways and Marriott decisions

The UK data protection regulator has stalled issuing final decisions in its two most prominent GDPR investigations.

06 January 2020

US judge approves controversial Zappos settlement

A Nevada federal judge has approved the Zappos settlement agreement over the objections of some plaintiffs who argued that a 10% coupon was inadequate compensation for having their personal information compromised in the online retailer’s 2012 data breach.

06 January 2020

Canadian judge certifies Equifax class action

Plaintiffs suing Equifax in Canada over its 2017 data breach have moved to the next stage of litigation after a judge certified several classes.

06 January 2020

ICO issues first GDPR fine

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office has fined a small pharmacy £275,000 (€323,000) for failing to secure sensitive personal data – marking the watchdog’s first penalty under the GDPR.

20 December 2019