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Morgan Stanley sued for data breaches

A class action lawsuit seeks damages from Morgan Stanley for data breaches it disclosed to customers in July.

04 September 2020

Common law data breach class actions not precluded by PIPEDA

A Canadian judge has upheld plaintiffs’ rights to bring class action lawsuits on the basis of common law claims after a defendant argued the country’s federal law precluded such litigation.

04 September 2020

NSA bulk data collection illegal, appeal court rules

A US federal appeal court has ruled that the National Security Agency’s harvesting of American citizens’ phone data was illegal.

03 September 2020

US federal data strategy could aid economic recovery efforts

Researchers have lamented that the US federal government is still operating on the “Great Depression-era” model of collecting and reporting economic data – though efforts are underway to change that.

03 September 2020

Reynders: Updated SCCs coming this year

New Schrems-proof standard contractual clauses should be finalised this year, European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders has said.

03 September 2020

Australian privacy reform stalls

Changes to the Australian privacy regime promised for this year have so far not materialised, with little time left for lawmakers to introduce changes.

03 September 2020

Russia to delay localisation rules

Russia’s government is considering postponing localisation requirements until 2022 as a concession to IT and telecommunications companies.

02 September 2020

Internal Google emails show company’s confusion over location settings

Location data settings on Google’s Android phones were unclear even to the company’s employees, according to new correspondence released as part of an Arizona investigation.

02 September 2020

California legislature extends CCPA exemptions for employee data

California’s landmark data privacy law will likely not affect employee data until January 2022, after the state’s legislature extended an exemption because of the covid-19 pandemic.

01 September 2020

TalkTalk sued over data breaches

Claimants are seeking damages from mobile network operator TalkTalk over harm they allegedly suffered through a pair of data breaches.

01 September 2020

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