UK intensifies Google scrutiny with new adtech probe

The UK’s antitrust watchdog is investigating whether Google unlawfully tied and self-preferenced its services in different parts of the digital advertising technology sector, adding to similar probes by EU, US and French competition enforcers.

01 June 2022

FTC reigns as de facto US data privacy enforcer

With no nationwide data privacy law in the US the Federal Trade Commission has established itself as the prime enforcer for privacy matters, even while other government agencies and private entities jockey to regulate private data.

31 May 2022

Latvian watchdogs clarify AML data processing

The Latvian data authority and financial regulator have issued guidance for the processing of personal data in the context of anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance by the finance industry.

31 May 2022

CMA learns its lesson from open banking

Shortcomings in the UK’s approach to open banking could echo in future remedies by the Competition and Markets Authority and the country’s approach to its new data protection regime, thanks to a report laying out a set of recommendations based on observed failures with the project.

31 May 2022

NHS trusts face questions over data sharing with healthtech company

NGO medConfidential has sent a letter to NHS trusts asking them to terminate contracts with Sensyne Health and to require the company to delete patient data the trusts exchanged for shares.

30 May 2022

Experts sound the alarm on data minimisation

The principle of data minimisation may have been forgotten in recent privacy-enhancing solution proposals, despite its potential to mitigate many of the harms caused by the excessively large amount of data collected online.

30 May 2022

SEC’s ESG disclosure requirements could tackle cybersecurity and privacy next

The US securities watchdog’s proposed ESG disclosure requirements could eventually creep into privacy and cybersecurity notices as corporate strategies and the regulator’s focus expands.

27 May 2022

TalkTalk litigation trimmed down

The High Court of England and Wales has dismissed misuse of private information claims relating to TalkTalk data breaches, but allowed data protection proceedings to continue and allowed the claimants to apply for further information about potential other breaches.

27 May 2022

Commission clarifies SCC rules

The European Commission has published a batch of Q&As on standard contractual clauses – the final piece of help for businesses handling data transfers to third countries.

27 May 2022

Senior DPC official joins Bird & Bird

Technology-focused law firm Bird & Bird has hired former Irish Data Protection Commission general counsel Anna Morgan.

27 May 2022

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