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LinkedIn loses bid to dismiss scraping suit

A US federal judge has denied LinkedIn’s motion to dismiss a bid by hiQ-linked 3taps to seek a declaration that it can scrape data off the social network.

17 November 2022

Lawmakers make last bid for stronger commission in AI Act

As negotiations over the AI Act enter the final stretch, EU lawmakers are pushing for even stronger powers for the European Commission and an enhanced body to oversee the implementation of the rules.

17 November 2022

Finnish data and tax authorities clash over banking data sharing

The Finnish data regulator has said the country’s tax authority unlawfully requested information from banks on cross-border account transfers and ordered it to delete swathes of that data.

17 November 2022

Law firms advocate risk-based approach to data transfers

In a rare joint paper, DLA Piper and Clifford Chance have pushed back against the current approach taken by EU data regulators to third-country data transfers, advocating instead for a proportionate and risk-based approach.

16 November 2022

Hong Kong regulator scrutinises data sharing by healthcare company

Hong Kong’s privacy commissioner has issued an enforcement notice to a healthcare company for unlawful cross-brand data sharing practices.

16 November 2022

DPC official cries foul on footballer data

A senior Data Protection Commission official has criticised the legal basis for the growing level of data gathering in football – especially the collection of biometric and medical data of minors.

16 November 2022

FTC official: CEOs, DPOs and CTOs could be in the firing line

Federal Trade Commission enforcement against the heads of companies found to have broken data privacy rules could become common, an official at the agency has said.

16 November 2022

EDPS says upcoming product cybersecurity requirements need clarification

The European Data Protection Supervisor has said the relationship between proposed EU rules on cybersecurity requirements for digital products and existing data protection legislation needs to be clarified.

15 November 2022

Irish regulator meets with Twitter DPO amid FTC scrutiny

Twitter privacy team departures following its acquisition by Elon Musk have raised questions among regulators over enforcement procedures, compliance and user data security.

15 November 2022

ACCC recommends DMA-like legislation for Australia

Australia’s competition authority has recommended the introduction of a data-sharing mechanism similar to the EU’s Digital Markets Act, but the regulator has said any change would have to wait until the country’s privacy laws are overhauled.

15 November 2022

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