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Italian competition authority issues another data fine

The Italian regulator responsible for competition law has fined a toll booth company for failing to properly explain to users how it processes their data – mirroring similar decisions by the same authority against Facebook.

22 March 2021

California AG touts CCPA regulations to curb ‘dark patterns’

California’s attorney general has approved CCPA regulations designed to curb practices that would frustrate consumers’ ability to exercise their privacy rights.

19 March 2021

Thomson Reuters faces California database class action

Plaintiffs have attacked Thomson Reuters for allegedly gathering and selling data relating to millions of individuals to law enforcement and private companies – including indicators about whether people have committed a “homosexual act”.

19 March 2021

Longstanding data regulator tensions go public

A simmering spat between EU data protection authorities has boiled over, with the heads of the Irish and German regulators engaging in a war of words over the way the GDPR has been enforced.

18 March 2021

Apple fights off antitrust injunction request in France

Apple has successfully defeated an application asking France’s Competition Authority to temporarily suspend proposed changes to the company’s privacy policy, after the agency ruled that the planned amendments do not appear to infringe abuse of dominance rules.

18 March 2021

UK data protection litigation analysis: who’s getting sued?

GDR litigation data reveals which industries and sectors are bearing the brunt of data protection litigation – and confirms that the number of High Court cases has risen dramatically.

18 March 2021

Criticism of “vague” Data Governance Act continues

The first law forming the EU’s ambitious data strategy has come in for criticism by members of European Parliament – in large part over the lack of clarity about what the legislation is for, echoing earlier concerns within the European Commission.

17 March 2021

Texas AG adds cookie complaints to Google antitrust suit

The Texas attorney general has expanded his antitrust case against Google, adding allegations that the company’s anti-cookie policy is a ploy to entrench its position as a monopoly in the adtech space.

17 March 2021

French court refuses to block covid vaccine data processing

France’s highest administrative court has dismissed a challenge to vaccine data processing that had argued the use of Amazon Web Services could lead to information being accessed by US intelligence agencies.

17 March 2021

BrandTotal says it could go bankrupt without access to Facebook platform

BrandTotal says it could go bankrupt unless a US federal judge reverses Facebook’s decision to block it from the social media platform, with the company’s chief executive telling GDR that the tech goliath is trying to legally bully the Israeli-based analytics firm out of existence.

16 March 2021

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