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Edwards: “tweaks” needed to ensure UK data law keeps adequacy

The head of the UK’s data protection authority has said plans to reform the country’s data protection regime will need “tweaks” to ensure it maintains adequacy with the EU.

08 June 2022

2022's most significant data privacy and cybersecurity US litigation so far

Data privacy and cybersecurity litigation grabbed headlines during the first half of 2022, with attorneys filing various multimillion-dollar lawsuits in US courtrooms. GDR provides a non-exhaustive list of some of the key data privacy and breach litigation battles of the last six months.

07 June 2022

MPs pushed on Online Safety Bill data protection issues

UK lawmakers have been urged to consider how the Online Safety Bill will affect data protection, among ongoing questions over how to ensure that large platforms comply with the new legislation.

07 June 2022

Capital One class action certified

A British Columbia judge has granted certification to a C$800 million (US$638 million) data breach class action, but narrowed the lawsuit’s scope.

07 June 2022

2022’s biggest data privacy and cybersecurity US regulations so far

From the growing patchwork of state-level data privacy laws to federal agencies tightening their cybersecurity requirements, 2022 has been a busy year for US data privacy and cybersecurity regulation. GDR highlights some of the key developments in the last six months.

06 June 2022

Sweden investigates pharmacy chains over Facebook transfers

The Swedish data watchdog is investigating three pharmacy chains over the collection of personal data from visitors to their web shops through Facebook pixels and the subsequent transfer of that data to Meta.

06 June 2022

Data Changemakers: Katarzyna Szymielewicz

In the first edition of Data Changemakers, co-founder and president of Panoptykon Katarzyna Szymielewicz tells GDR that the Digital Services Act will drive civil society action.

06 June 2022

Norway DPA investigates statistics agency

Norway’s data regulator has launched an inspection of the government’s statistics bureau, after it ordered the county’s largest supermarket groups to provide information about customer transactions.

06 June 2022

Zoom hit with international privacy class action

Zoom is facing another class action lawsuit over its app’s collection and sharing of personal data, this time from users based in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

01 June 2022

EDPB rejects appeal for renewed PSD2 guidance

The EDPB has declined to update its guidance on the interplay of PSD2 and the GDPR, despite insistence from industry that the current directions are having a negative impact on the sector.

01 June 2022

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