Washington Privacy Act fails for second straight year

Washington will not become the second US state with a major privacy law, as lawmakers failed to reach a deal on preemption and private right of action before the legislature adjourned for the year on Thursday.

13 March 2020

Community news roundup: firms press on with data hires

The latest GDR community news roundup sees various international law firms strengthen their IT and privacy practices, a new telecoms boutique in Peru and the hire of TikTok’s first chief information officer.

13 March 2020

Sports data company starts new battle

Sportradar, which has at least twice been embroiled in data-related litigation in the English courts, has sued three companies over a request for data supply services in the UK’s specialist antitrust tribunal.

13 March 2020

First ICO GDPR fine appealed

GDR can reveal that Pharmacy Doorstep Dispensaree is challenging the UK data watchdog’s decision to fine it under the GDPR.

13 March 2020

LGPD looms, but still no data protection commissioners for Brazil

The lack of a data protection authority in Brazil has left unanswered questions about how to follow the impending General Data Protection Law – and some companies are delaying compliance efforts until more clarity is provided.

12 March 2020

CNIL ups focus on adtech

France’s data authority has opened an investigation into an adtech company, while planning to increasingly focus on the industry as part of its 2020 priorities.

12 March 2020

Supreme Court to hear Safari Workaround appeal

The UK’s highest court has granted Google permission to appeal against a judgment that allowed a groundbreaking data class action against the tech giant to proceed.

12 March 2020

Google fights multimillion-euro GDPR right to be forgotten fine

Google will appeal a €7 million Swedish fine for a failure to comply with delisting requests.

11 March 2020

Vermont AG uses data broker law to sue Clearview

Vermont’s attorney general has invoked the state’s relatively new data broker legislation in proceedings against Clearview AI, as part of a lawsuit alleging the company’s screen-scraping practices violated the law’s prohibition on the fraudulent acquisition of data.

11 March 2020

English appeal court clarifies “relevant filing system” in Taylor Wessing SAR case

The English and Welsh appeals court has said law firm Taylor Wessing had no obligation to search for personal data held in unstructured paper files after receiving a subject access request, as the information was not held in a “relevant filing system” covered by data protection law.

11 March 2020