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Antitrust class action lists litany of alleged Facebook privacy abuses

A class action lawsuit filed against Facebook claims that the company gained monopoly power by lying to users about its privacy policies and using data to identify and crush potential competition.

07 December 2020

Big-ticket Italian fines half the size of headline figures

Two Italian companies ordered to pay some of the largest fines under the GDPR actually only paid 50% of the penalties announced by the country’s data regulator.

07 December 2020

The best data law firms in the world: key takeaways from the GDR 100

GDR’s editor reflects on what readers can take away from the inaugural GDR 100 ranking of data law firms, which will launch soon.

04 December 2020

EDPB letter illustrates EU-US terrorism data clash

Senior privacy officials from both sides of the Atlantic have fired warning shots over a terrorism data-sharing scheme, in an awkward spat that may cast a shadow on the EU’s attempts to woo president-elect Joe Biden.

04 December 2020

FTC-mandated data sharing agreement to end early

A company has benefitted from a US Federal Trade Commission data remedy to such an extent that the authority has agreed to end a mandatory data-sharing agreement two years early.

04 December 2020

New Mexico appeals COPPA lawsuit against Google

The New Mexico attorney general has appealed against a US federal court’s decision to dismiss the state’s lawsuit against Google for allegedly tracking public school students.

03 December 2020

Swedish regulator hits healthcare providers with millions in fines

Sweden’s data protection regulator has fined seven healthcare providers a total of approximately €6.8 million over access management issues.

03 December 2020

ACLU sues US government for records on geolocation tracking programme

An influential NGO has sued three US law enforcement agencies to release records about their purchases of cell phone location data.

03 December 2020

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

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