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California privacy referendum qualifies for November ballot

California’s elections analyst has announced that the state has verified enough petition signatures for a proposed new comprehensive privacy law to make the state’s November 2020 ballot.

25 June 2020

Data concerns prompt LSE/Refinitiv merger review

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into Refinitiv’s proposed $27 billion acquisition of London Stock Exchange Group, in part over concerns that rivals could be denied access to valuable data.

25 June 2020

Kenyan data enforcement gathers pace with commissioner appointment

Kenya’s data protection law, enacted in November last year, is set to gain enforcement clout with the appointment of the country’s first data protection commissioner.

25 June 2020

GDPR two-year review finds work still to be done

A review of the GDPR two years on from its start highlights international data transfers and a harmonisation of enforcement as a focus for improvement.

24 June 2020

Law enforcement can’t compel people to unlock their phones, Indiana court says

In a judgment that splits from another US state, the Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that the Fifth Amendment protects people there from being compelled by law enforcement to unlock their phones to search for incriminating evidence.

24 June 2020

Revealed: details of the British Airways class action

A group of claimants allegedly harmed by the British Airways data breach has brought multiple arguments to hold the airline liable – including to claimants whose data was not actually affected.

24 June 2020

German antitrust decision threatens Facebook business model

Germany’s highest court has ruled that the country’s competition authority can enforce against Facebook on data grounds – in a decision with broad implications for the company’s business model.

24 June 2020

Apple restricts data collection on mobile apps

Apple has changed its app store policies to make cross-app tracking an active opt-in choice for users, in a move likely to restrict the level of data collection on mobile apps.

23 June 2020

Asia-Pacific data landscape set to change

Legal uncertainty and geopolitical rumblings in the Asia-Pacific region have led local businesses to reconsider their data storage strategies, observers say.

23 June 2020

US senate privacy proposal would ban facial recognition technology

A US senator has introduced a bill that would, among other things, ban the use of facial recognition technology and add tight restrictions on the collection of personal data.

23 June 2020

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