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Schrems II probes start in Finland

Finland’s data protection authority has contacted several of the world’s largest technology companies to get information about their response to the landmark Schrems II decision.

25 August 2020

TikTok claps back against Trump’s ban

TikTok has filed a lawsuit challenging Donald Trump’s executive order banning the social media platform from the US, arguing that the order is unlawful and violates the company’s Fifth Amendment right to due process.

25 August 2020

Google hits back at Incognito allegations

Google has moved to dismiss claims that it misled users about the way it collects data through its Chrome browser’s Incognito mode.

25 August 2020

German cookie crackdown begins

German regulators have launched a large-scale investigation into cookie consent practices, starting with the country’s media organisations.

24 August 2020

LA scooter tracking class action rumbles on

Plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against the Los Angeles transport department have hit back at claims that data the city collects from mobile scooters is anonymous.

24 August 2020

Coronavirus-related CCPA amendments move through California legislature

Amendments to the CCPA would streamline rules pertaining to the sharing of de-identified medical information, eliminating uncertainty the legislation brought to such activity.

24 August 2020

Salesforce and Oracle lawsuit: a first for the Dutch courts

The Privacy Collective is pursuing coordinated Dutch and English class action lawsuits against Salesforce and Oracle. GDR reports on how the litigation marks not only the first Dutch GDPR representative action, but also a pioneering use of the country’s new law.

21 August 2020

Former Uber cybersecurity head charged for alleged 2016 hack coverup

Uber’s former chief security officer has been charged for his alleged role in concealing Uber’s 2016 data breach – the incident that led to the company paying a then-record $148 million to settle a class action lawsuit.

21 August 2020

EU regulator disagreement leads to Twitter fine delay

The Irish data watchdog’s role as the EU’s leading tech regulator and the GDPR’s ability to hold international giants to account faces further scrutiny.

21 August 2020

Facebook BIPA $650 million settlement receives preliminary OK

A US judge has granted preliminary approval to a settlement agreement between plaintiffs and Facebook after the company agreed to pay an extra $100 million to end a long-running facial recognition lawsuit.

21 August 2020

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