Data lawyers among Sidley partner promotions

Sidley Austin has promoted 30 lawyers to partner worldwide, including two data security and privacy lawyers.

17 December 2019

Polish court upholds Bisnode decision but dismisses fine

A Polish court has upheld the country’s first GDPR enforcement action – but has overturned the fine and ordered a recalculation.

16 December 2019

Sweden fines credit reporting company

Sweden's data regulator has fined a credit reporting company for violations of the GDPR and the country’s credit information law.

16 December 2019

Massachusetts parts from other states to oppose Equifax settlement

With the final approval hearing for the $700 million Equifax settlement set to take place next week, the Massachusetts attorney general has opposed the agreement on the grounds that it would prevent her office from pursuing a separate enforcement action in Massachusetts state court.

13 December 2019

German court reasoning solidifies Facebook fan pages case law

A German judgment could allow regulators to skirt the one-stop-shop mechanism and clamp down on Facebook’s data practices without having to refer cases to the company’s lead authority in Ireland. 

13 December 2019

Facebook revamping privacy policies to fulfil FTC settlement

Though the settlement between Facebook and the US Federal Trade Commission has yet to be approved by a federal judge, Facebook is already revamping its privacy policies to comply with the agreement it struck with the regulator, according to FTC commissioner Christine Wilson.

13 December 2019

Enforcers should see more data as a higher price, says Chopra

Competition authorities should equate digital platforms forcing users to share increasing amounts of data, with the platforms raising the price of access, a commissioner from the US Federal Trade Commission has said.

13 December 2019

EDPB updates right to be forgotten guidance

The European Data Protection Board has released new guidance on search engines’ application of the GDPR’s right to be forgotten.

12 December 2019

Facebook wins disclosure argument against DC attorney general

Facebook has the right to know the identities of the witnesses that access the company’s confidential documents in the Washington, DC attorney general’s ongoing lawsuit against the social media platform, a state judge has ordered.

12 December 2019

VSA hires policy expert to launch data privacy practice

Lobbying firm Van Scoyoc Associates (VSA) has hired Norma Krayem to help launch and chair its cybersecurity and data privacy practice.

12 December 2019