Senator blasts US intelligence agencies for lax cybersecurity

A US senator has released excerpts of an internal Central Intelligence Agency report which describes how lax cybersecurity standards led to the largest data breach in the agency’s history.

23 June 2020

CNIL loses on cookie walls, wins on everything else

France’s top administrative court has overruled the country’s data authority regarding “cookie walls”, stating that as an agency that only offers guidelines – so-called flexible laws – the authority cannot prohibit their use.

22 June 2020

GDPR roundup: coronavirus concerns continue

Work continued apace across the continent over the past two weeks as data regulators issued fines, warnings and guidance – often focusing on coronavirus-linked data protection concerns.

22 June 2020

Court ruling paves way for new California privacy law

A Sacramento judge has directed election officials to verify petition signatures in time for the proposed California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) to be put to a referendum vote this November.

22 June 2020

Salesforce faces database access lawsuit

A real estate auction provider is seeking to hold its platform holder Salesforce liable for a rival company’s misappropriation of its proprietary database.

22 June 2020

Google loses €50 million GDPR appeal

France’s highest court has fully backed a decision to fine Google a record-breaking €50 million under the GDPR.

19 June 2020

Facebook files dual lawsuits in crackdown on unauthorized activity

Facebook has filed lawsuits in California and Spain against companies allegedly using unauthorised automation software on its platforms – an attempt to enforce its terms of service which Facebook says is the first of its kind.

19 June 2020

Jamaica passes data protection legislation

Jamaica will become the largest English-speaking jurisdiction in the Caribbean with modern data protection legislation when its newly passed law goes into effect.

19 June 2020

UK makes belated switch to decentralised contact tracing

The UK government has switched to the decentralised model for its contact-tracing app – months after disregarding the ICO’s recommendation that it do so.

19 June 2020

EDPS: EU data strategy may fail without new ePrivacy law

European Data Protection Supervisor Wojciech Wiewiórowski has warned that the EU’s plans for a wide-ranging data strategy may not succeed without completed ePrivacy updates.

18 June 2020

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