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Twitter agrees to $150 million FTC deal

Twitter will pay a $150 million fine and overhaul its privacy programme as part of a settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission announced yesterday.

26 May 2022

Belgian DPA moves on cookies again

Belgium’s data regulator has fined a media company for placing cookies that gathered data without obtaining users’ consent, in a decision that gives further insight into the regulator’s attitude towards cookies in the wake of its landmark IAB Europe decision.

26 May 2022

ICO leans on Clearview BIPA settlement

Enforcement measures released by the UK data watchdog show the regulator relying on Clearview AI’s recent Illinois settlement to bolster an order forcing the company to delete information relating to UK residents.

26 May 2022

Irish watchdog loses appeal in long-running CCTV case

An Irish appellate judge has labelled the Irish Data Protection Commission conclusions a “manifest error” in a judgment concerning the regulator’s assessment of the use of CCTV data under the GDPR.

25 May 2022

End-user transparency not the key objective of AI Act

A European Commission official has said that the upcoming AI Act will only regulate the relationship between the developers of AI systems and their customers because transparency is already well defined in the context of data subject rights under existing data laws.

25 May 2022

Google loses motion to dismiss Washington state litigation

Google is set to face the state’s attorney general in a consumer protection violation case that could fetch over $750 million in penalties over allegedly deceptive and unfair location tracking.

25 May 2022

French government faces surveillance collective complaint

A digital rights group plans to file a GDPR complaint against France’s interior ministry and the government over their allegedly unlawful use of video cameras and facial recognition.

25 May 2022

DOJ formalises narrower CFAA charges policy

The Department of Justice’s new policy for charging cases under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act isn’t a ‘get out of jail free card’ but it may give companies slighlty less teeth in their terms of service contracts.

24 May 2022

Private enforcement is not a last resort, lawyer says

A lawyer handling litigation against Uber has said courts are a key instrument in driving change, rather than a last resort to be used when regulators fail to act.

24 May 2022

EDPB fining guidelines may face similar struggles to German scheme

The European Data Protection Board announced their new GDPR fining guidelines last week, in a bid to harmonise regulators' different approaches to penalties throughout the EU. But what can Germany’s own controversial calculator tell us about such attempts at broad frameworks?

24 May 2022

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