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Australian health site fined for sharing patient data

Healthcare booking site HealthEngine has admitted that it shared patient data to insurance brokers without permission.

20 August 2020

CCPA disclosures cited in latest Facebook BIPA lawsuit

A class action lawsuit against Facebook cites the CCPA to support allegations that the company violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) by harvesting images from Instagram users without their consent.

20 August 2020

Hamburg threatens Clearview with fine over “evasive” responses

Hamburg’s data protection authority will fine embattled facial recognition provider Clearview AI unless it answers the regulator’s questions.

20 August 2020

Marriott sued in landmark English representative action

A representative claimant has filed an opt-out High Court lawsuit against data breach victim Marriott on behalf of “millions” of hotel guests.

19 August 2020

How the US CDC uses covid-19 data

In March, US lawmakers injected $500 million into the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to improve its covid-19 data collection. GDR has obtained CDC’s report to Congress that outlines how the agency says it will use that funding.

19 August 2020

Salesforce and Oracle lawsuit: economics and cross-border litigation

GDR analyses novel aspects of the mammoth English GDPR class action threatened against Salesforce and Oracle – including the way the case was filed, its underlying economics, and possible complications arising from its cross-border nature.

19 August 2020

Localisation prompts more Indian tech investment

In preparation for India’s upcoming localisation laws, tech companies are continuing to invest in data infrastructure in the country.

18 August 2020

Lloyd v Google looms over €10 billion English lawsuit

GDPR class actions remain rare in Europe, and claimants face plenty of obstacles. GDR exclusively reports on how the outcome of the English high-stakes Salesforce and Oracle class action could hinge on the outcome of another prominent case.

18 August 2020

Schrems attempts to kickstart data transfer enforcement

Max Schrems’ activist group Noyb has filed 101 complaints to data protection authorities across Europe, in an attempt to force regulators to enforce the landmark Schrems II ruling.

18 August 2020

IBM: Remote working increases average cost of a data breach

An IBM study has found that the cost of a data breach slightly declined over the last year, but suggested that the increased prevalence of remote working due to the covid-19 pandemic will increase costs in future.

17 August 2020

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