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Australia attacks Facebook over Onavo data sharing

An Australian regulator has sued Facebook for misleading consumers about how it would use data gathered by virtual private network subsidiary Onavo.

16 December 2020

Irish Twitter fine reveals EDPB enforcement split

An Irish decision to impose a €450,000 GDPR data breach fine on Twitter has revealed stark differences in approaches to data protection enforcement across Europe.

15 December 2020

GDPR immaterial damages claims: a fight destined for the ECJ

With momentum building behind mass data claims in Europe, European Court of Justice intervention may be necessary to clarify whether individuals can recover GDPR damages for non-financial harm.

15 December 2020

FTC scrutinises adtech

The US Federal Trade Commission has launched a probe into the adtech industry, ordering nine major social media and streaming platforms to provide records on how they collect and use consumer data for advertising.

15 December 2020

Details emerge of Canada’s largest financial data breach

The Canadian privacy regulator has revealed how poor data storage and access policies led to what’s believed to be the largest financial data breach in Canada’s history.

14 December 2020

Argentina could have new data protection legislation in 2021

After the previous administration failed to pass GDPR-like legislation that would have cemented the country’s EU adequacy status, Argentina’s government is preparing a new data privacy law that could be unveiled in early 2021.

14 December 2020

Financial services industry bemoans data localisation trend

A global trend towards data localisation has dire consequences for the financial services industry, according to a new report.

11 December 2020

Singapore unveils financial data sharing scheme

Singapore’s central bank and a group of major financial institutions have unveiled an open banking-style data exchange scheme.

11 December 2020

Only surveillance reform will solve EU-US data flow troubles, committee hears

A US national privacy law will do little to ensure transatlantic data flows unless Congress also implements reforms to the federal government’s surveillance apparatus, the US Senate committee drafting data protection legislation has heard.

11 December 2020

CNIL ups the ante with heavy Google and Amazon fines

France’s data protection authority has hit Google and Amazon with the EU’s largest ever ePrivacy fines, in a move that escalates enforcement of the tricky but ubiquitous use of cookies.

10 December 2020

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