News

Politicians hit out at UK-Japan data flows plans

A group of British members of parliament have slammed international data transfer agreements proposed as part of a trade deal between the UK and Japan.

02 December 2020

Settlement reached in first CCPA-related hacking lawsuit

The first class action data breach lawsuit to cite the CCPA has resulted in a settlement agreement that proposes to create a $400,000 fund to compensate more than 200,000 people.

02 December 2020

€18 million GDPR fine overturned

An Austrian court has spiked one of the largest GDPR fines to date, in another sign that European data regulators are struggling to land big penalties.

02 December 2020

SCOTUS hears arguments over scope of anti-hacking law

The US Supreme Court has been told that its interpretation of the country’s federal anti-hacking law will have extreme consequences – either criminalising innocuous activity or hindering the ability of authorities to punish the misuse of data.

01 December 2020

“Law is not maths”: the fight over fine calculation in Germany

GDR explores the German data protection authorities’ controversial fine calculator.

01 December 2020

German cookie consent dispute appealed

A German court has ruled that a legal search company did not properly obtain consent for cookies, but the company has appealed against the judgment.

30 November 2020

1.5 million class members make claims in $650m Facebook BIPA settlement

The deadline for Illinois residents to take part in the $650 million class action settlement with Facebook has passed, with some 1.5 million people filing claims against the company for its alleged violations of the state’s tough biometric privacy laws.

30 November 2020

Colombian regulator clamps down on Zoom

Colombia’s data protection authority has ordered Zoom to improve its cybersecurity, saying changes recently mandated by the US Federal Trade Commission are inadequate.

30 November 2020

Facebook faces Korean criminal charges

Korea’s newly-formed data watchdog has fined Facebook and referred it for criminal prosecution over its alleged practice of sharing personal data without consent.

27 November 2020

Exclusive: UK adequacy decision running out of time

With just five weeks until Brexit, the European Commission is yet to ask the European Data Protection Board to approve a UK adequacy decision – a process that took four months last time the board was tapped.

27 November 2020

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