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Didi sued for misleading investors on China investigation

Ride-sharing app operator Didi faces at least two class action lawsuits claiming the company failed to disclose data issues that led to it being pulled from Chinese app stores.

07 July 2021

Deadly data: Annie Jacobsen on the military origins of biometrics

Pulitzer Prize finalist Annie Jacobsen’s latest book, First Platoon, chronicles the US military’s massive and ultimately disastrous project to compile biometrics on nearly the entire population of Afghanistan. GDR talked to Jacobsen about the implications big data has for combat, democracy, privacy and other societal issues.

06 July 2021

British Airways class action mostly settles

British Airways has settled the bulk of its high-profile GDPR data breach litigation – but lawyers for at least one group of claimants have vowed to keep fighting the case.

06 July 2021

Italian watchdog fines delivery firm for gig worker algorithms

Italy’s data regulator has issued a €2.6 million fine to food delivery service Foodinho and ordered the company to change its employee management algorithms.

06 July 2021

European enforcers call for DMA enforcement coordination

The heads of Europe's national antitrust authorities have said they should jointly enforce the Digital Markets Act with the European Commission, as it would be challenging for the EU enforcer to sufficiently apply the new rules on its own.

05 July 2021

Data breach roundup 5 July 2021

GDR rounds up recent major data breaches – featuring the Kaseya ransomware attack and companies such as LinkedIn, Alibaba and CVS.

05 July 2021

CAC flexes muscles in Didi takedown

China’s data regulator has ordered the removal of ride-sharing operator Didi from smartphone app stores after finding that the company illegally collected personal data.

05 July 2021

GDR dissects the UK data protection litigation market

Subscribers can now access an exclusive dataset compiled from the High Court of England and Wales, and a Special Report analysing key litigation trends.

01 July 2021

Q&A: Ex-Spanish DPA chief José Luis Piñar

José Luis Piñar led Spain’s data protection authority from 2002 to 2007 and is currently counsel at CMS in Madrid. He spoke to GDR about the Spanish watchdog’s recent guidance on data risk assessment and the need for EU-wide guidelines.

01 July 2021

Microsoft counsel blasts US government for using too many secrecy orders

Microsoft’s vice president of customer security has told members of Congress that US federal law enforcement agencies impose about 10 secrecy orders on the company per day, preventing customers from knowing that their data is being taken out of the cloud.

01 July 2021

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