Regulators clash on FATCA

Germany’s federal data protection authority has found that the transfer of data from the EU for US tax law purposes complies with the GDPR, contradicting a decisions by at least two other EU regulators.

06 September 2023

Jones Day settles Wirecard surveillance lawsuit

A major law firm is no longer a defendant in litigation alleging it committed misconduct while investigating Wirecard short-seller Matthew Earl.

06 September 2023

German health data law reinstates state DPA jurisdiction

Germany’s health ministry has reversed a draft health data law provision that had sought to transfer wide-ranging responsibility to the country’s federal regulator.

05 September 2023

Meta faces new BIPA lawsuit

Illinois residents allege Meta’s Messenger app collects users' and non-users' biometric data without their permission in violation of the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).

05 September 2023

Civil society group calls out ‘toxic’ recommender systems

Ireland’s first binding Online Safety Code should mandate that algorithmic recommender systems are not activated by default on online platforms, an NGO has said.

04 September 2023

Regulators get back in business: AI newsletter 4 September 2023

With the long summer holidays finally over, authorities and governments have hit the ground running. Spain has launched the EU’s first dedicated agency for overseeing AI, the Netherlands has called for more control over the technology, and the UK is hanging up the bunting for its international AI conference in November.

04 September 2023

Russian data transfer ban postponed

The Finnish and Norwegian privacy regulators have postponed the data transfer ban issued to taxi service Yango in light of new information on Russian taxi legislation.

01 September 2023

UK lawmakers push back on AI training copyright exemption

A parliamentary committee has urged the UK government to reverse plans to allow companies to mine copyrighted work for text and data in order to train AI models.

01 September 2023

TD Ameritrade and Charles Schwab breach blues: US Privacy and Cybersecurity Alert 1 September 2023

A Michigan judge preliminarily approves a $9.5 million Preservation of Personal Privacy Act settlement; TD Ameritrade and Charles Schwab sued over data breach; and the American Bar Association launches AI task force.

01 September 2023

UK regulatory cooperation group shies away from greater AI role

Members of the UK’s Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum have downplayed suggestions that new AI oversight requirements could lead to a new super-regulator.

31 August 2023

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