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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

Zoom reverses stance, will offer encryption to all users

Just weeks after Zoom said it will only offer encryption for paid customers, the video communications company has reversed its position and said it will encrypt chats for all users.

18 June 2020

Google/Fitbit deal faces resistance over data acquisition

Google’s proposed acquisition of wearables company Fitbit is facing multiple roadblocks over the “trove” of health data it may obtain as part of the purchase.

18 June 2020

Japan’s privacy amendments finalised

Business-friendly amendments to Japan’s data protection framework passed into law last Friday – but will only come into effect at some point within the next two years in order to allow businesses to prepare.

17 June 2020

Privacy groups sue LA for tracking scooters

Two privacy groups have initiated a class action lawsuit against the Los Angeles’ transport department for using software that tracks public mobile scooters in the city.

17 June 2020

CNIL faces loss on cookie walls

Multiple European regulators have forbidden linking website access to the use of tracking cookies – but an adviser to France’s top administrative court has said the country’s data watchdog was wrong to ban the use of cookie walls.

16 June 2020

Airbnb agrees to share data with New York City

Airbnb has reached an agreement with New York City that the homesharing platform says will allow it to share hosts’ data in a more privacy-protective manner.

16 June 2020

Google faces €50 million CNIL appeal setback

France’s highest administrative court looks set to reject Google’s appeal against its record €50 million GDPR fine.

16 June 2020

UK adequacy woes deepen

The head of the European Data Protection Board has cast further shadow over the UK’s hopes of achieving adequacy when it leaves the EU.

16 June 2020

The data revolution happening in professional services

KPMG’s former head of digital disruption is now leading the charge to revolutionise the way data is used and analysed in the auditing and professional services industry.

16 June 2020

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