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Apple, Google and Dropbox under investigation in Italy

Italy’s competition authority suspects Apple, Google and Dropbox misled clients about how the cloud giants monetise their data.

09 September 2020

Google and Chicago hospital data-sharing lawsuit dismissed

A Chicago federal judge has shot down a complaint that accuses a Chicago hospital of illegally sharing confidential patient data with Google, but given leave for the lead plaintiff to amend his claim.

09 September 2020

Survey: Latin American companies skimping on cybersecurity

A survey of Latin American in-house lawyers carried out by GDR sister publication the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) has found a large discrepancy between what in-house departments spend on technology and the amount they dedicate to cybersecurity.

09 September 2020

“Sorely needed” EDPB controller-processor guidance released

New guidelines on the concepts of controller and processor under the GDPR released by the European Data Protection Board provide fresh direction on joint controllership.

08 September 2020

Swiss Privacy Shield deemed inadequate

In the wake of Schrems II, Switzerland’s data protection authority has found that the US-Swiss Privacy Shield is not up to scratch.

08 September 2020

Privacy in a pandemic

As countries around the world rush to control the spread of the covid-19 virus, privacy regulators are keen to have their say on data sharing. But some watchdogs are finding their guidance largely ignored – raising questions about the true influence of data protection authorities.

08 September 2020

Ryanair takes scraping fight to Booking.com

Ryanair claims Booking.com and several subsidiaries illegally harvested data from its public website.

07 September 2020

Convention 108+ mooted as Schrems solution

Council of Europe officials have suggested the influential Convention 108+ could solve the international data transfer problems created by the Schrems II decision.

07 September 2020

What covid-19 means for data lawyers in the long term

As organisations all around the world slash their budgets in response to the economic downturn caused by the covid-19 pandemic, lawyers and advisers have been forced to grapple with an existential question: how essential is data?

07 September 2020

European taskforce launched over Schrems II complaints

Regulators will investigate 101 complaints relating to companies’ continued use of the Privacy Shield and standard contractual clauses to transfer data to the US.

04 September 2020

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