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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

US FTC seeks more resources for privacy enforcement

The US Federal Trade Commission needs “substantially more” employees to develop rules, expand investigations, conduct research and engage in other privacy-related enforcement activities, according to a report the FTC has submitted to Congress.

30 June 2020

HiQ: SCOTUS should not review scraping judgment

Data analytics company hiQ Labs has asked the US Supreme Court to deny LinkedIn’s petition to review an appeals court judgment that effectively allowed hiQ to scrape the platform’s public user data and resell it.

30 June 2020

Brazil senate to vote on ‘fake news’ bill

Controversial biometric data collection measures have been removed from a Brazilian bill intended to combat fake news, but privacy advocates and legal experts still have concerns about legislation they say would violate civil liberties.

29 June 2020

Irish two-year report again highlights underfunding

The Irish data protection authority – the lead regulator for many of the tech multinationals headquartered in Dublin – has once again claimed it does not have the resources to properly enforce the GDPR.

29 June 2020

GDR research: big budget boosts expected for data protection compliance

A GDR survey has found that businesses are planning to devote more resources to meeting data protection requirements over the next year.

29 June 2020

Scraper fights back against Ryanair lawsuit

An Irish court will hear allegations that Ryanair’s attempt to block a Romanian company from scraping its data constitutes an abuse of the airline’s dominant position.

29 June 2020

Google cuts data collection

Google is overhauling its data retention policies following a slew of battles over its data privacy practices.

26 June 2020

Washington AG issues $100k COPPA fine

Creators of the social media platform We Heart It have agreed to pay the Washington attorney general’s office $100,000 for collecting children’s personal information without parental consent.

26 June 2020

Analysis: completed cross-border GDPR enforcement

The extent of cross-border GDPR enforcement has become clear. GDR crunched the numbers to bring you the key takeaways – including the matters that have attracted enforcers’ attention, and how regulators have concluded their investigations.

26 June 2020

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