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Smaller entities may avoid Texas biometric enforcement

Recent biometric lawsuits filed by the Texas Attorney General’s Office signals the agency is willing to take on Big Tech – but its enforcement appetite for smaller companies remains unclear and Illinois is likely to remain the US biometric litigation hotspot.

04 November 2022

EU AI liability proposal will better protect consumers, lawyer says

A Bristows partner has said a European Commission proposal overhauling the civil liability of AI systems will simplify damages claims.

04 November 2022

ICO slashes Cabinet Office breach fine

The UK data watchdog has reduced a fine it previously imposed on the Cabinet Office from £500,000 (€572,900) to £50,000 (€57,290).

03 November 2022

Meta lawyer: DMA will change gatekeepers’ relationship with regulators

A US-based antitrust lawyer for Meta has said companies regulated by the EU’s Digital Markets Act will shift from “defence mode” towards a more participatory regulatory dialogue.

03 November 2022

Hospital and Meta sued for website and app tracking

Days after Advocate Aurora Health revealed a data breach, the health care provider and its website tracking provider Meta were hit with a class action suit accusing the companies of violating patients’ privacy rights.

03 November 2022

Spanish watchdog issues €525,000 fine

Spain’s data protection authority has issued a hefty fine against an IT company for a raft of GDPR breaches found on its adult content websites.

02 November 2022

Swedish court says GDPR complainants are parties to investigation

The Stockholm administrative court said a decision by the data regulator to exclude an individual from an investigation into a complaint he filed was incompatible with the GDPR, in a case that could force the watchdog to radically revise its enforcement model.

02 November 2022

CPPA meetings still leave compliance and enforcement questions unanswered

The California Privacy Protection Agency’s recent public meetings ended without resolving lingering enforcement and employee data concerns as the draft California Privacy Rights Act’s July 2023 enforcement date looms.

02 November 2022

Kochava claims FTC’s injunctive relief suing power is unconstitutional

A digital analytics provider is seeking to dismiss a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit by claiming the agency does not have the authority to bring the action and is violating the US Constitution.

01 November 2022

Q&A: BfDI head Ulrich Kelber

Ulrich Kelber has been Germany’s Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information since 2019, taking on the role on the eve of the Schrems II decision. The effects of that ruling have been especially felt in Germany and now, as the BfDI prepares to pore over Biden’s latest executive order, he is overseeing a reform of the way the country’s local data protection authorities collaborate and taking on the use of Facebook fan pages.

01 November 2022

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