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New California privacy proposal attacked on all fronts

Privacy advocates and industry representatives alike have criticised the proposal for a new comprehensive privacy law in California, urging residents to give the CCPA a chance before passing more legislation.

15 June 2020

Courts wise up to privilege defence in consultancy report disclosure battles

A Virginia judge’s order that US bank Capital One has to hand over a forensic report into a 2019 data breach signals that courts in the country have “caught on” to a common privilege defence employed by companies to protect external documents.

15 June 2020

LGPD sanctions postponed until August 2021

Brazilian coronavirus relief legislation has gone into effect, postponing the penalties for violations of the landmark LGPD until August 2021.

12 June 2020

Multimillion-euro Google right to be forgotten case escalates

Sweden’s data protection authority has hit back at Google’s appeal against a €7 million fine for failure to comply with delisting requests – in a dispute which may prompt the European Court of Justice to rule on the functioning of the one-stop-shop.

12 June 2020

New Zealand set to modernise data protection framework

New Zealand legislation designed to address  21st century data protection issues is close to being enacted – but some observers say that it does not have sufficient enforcement powers or data protection safeguards.

12 June 2020

California privacy group sues state over ballot access issue

The architect of the CCPA has sued the California secretary of state for allegedly failing to ensure that a new privacy law will be placed on the November 2020 ballot.

12 June 2020

European TikTok taskforce launched

The European Data Protection Board is set to launch a taskforce to look into TikTok’s data processing practices after numerous calls for action from EU regulators.

11 June 2020

EDPB hits out at Clearview

The European Data Protection Board has cast doubt on whether European law enforcement agencies can legally use controversial facial recognition database company Clearview AI.

11 June 2020

US department store fined $220k for not cooperating with identity theft victims

Department store Kohl’s has agreed to pay the US Federal Trade Commission $220,000 for refusing to provide records of transactions to consumers whose personal information was used by identity thieves.

11 June 2020

Twitter, Equifax and Telefónica in Spanish enforcement deluge

Spain’s data protection authority has lifted an enforcement pause, revealing cases against Twitter, Equifax, Telefónica and dozens of other targets.

11 June 2020

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