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British Airways seeks to settle UK class action

British Airways is looking to settle a UK class action relating to its high-profile data breach, counsel to the claimants have said.

06 January 2021

Roundup: US data news from the Christmas break

GDR rounds up key news from the US that you might have missed over the holidays.

05 January 2021

China ramps up digital enforcement with Alibaba probe

China’s competition watchdog has launched an antitrust probe into homegrown technology giant Alibaba over concerns that it forces merchants to exclusively use the platform to distribute their products.

05 January 2021

Brexit deal gives UK adequacy reprieve

An interim arrangement agreed as part of the Brexit deal means data will continue to flow unhindered from the EU to the UK for up to six months.

04 January 2021

Fewer than 500 data brokers registered with California in 2020

California’s justice department expected some 1,000 data brokers to register with the state in 2020, but less than half of that number appeared on the public registry as of 4 January.

04 January 2021

Roundup: European data news from the Christmas break

GDR rounds up key European news that you might have missed over the holidays.

04 January 2021

ICO: Doorstep Dispensaree’s deficient GDPR policies warranted a fine

The UK’s data watchdog has admitted that it made mistakes in its first-ever GDPR fining decision, but told a tribunal today that the decision should still stand.

18 December 2020

Data is key to Google’s dominance, latest antitrust lawsuit says

The third major antitrust lawsuit in as many months has been filed against Google, this one describing a snowball-like effect of how data collection has made the company increasingly dominant in digital advertising over the years.

18 December 2020

Doorstep Dispensaree attacks ICO GDPR fine

The target of the UK’s first GDPR fine has criticised the Information Commissioner’s Office decision to penalise the company – highlighting that the amount of data affected by an alleged breach was far smaller than the regulator had estimated.

17 December 2020

US state AGs: Google and Facebook colluded to undermine privacy

The antitrust lawsuit filed by a coalition of US state attorneys general against Google makes explosive allegations that the company intentionally undermined privacy in its pursuit of market dominance – including by colluding with Facebook to access WhatsApp data, and partnering with other Big Tech firms to stall privacy legislation.

17 December 2020

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