Equifax fined one million euro in Spain

The Spanish data protection authority has fined credit rating agency Equifax €1 million for adding publicly available debt information to its own database.

28 April 2021

Apple faces second antitrust complaint over privacy update

A group of media and advertising associations has complained to Germany’s competition enforcer that Apple is breaching antitrust rules by giving iOS users the choice to opt-out of third-party personalised advertising.

27 April 2021

Japan crackdown on Line messaging app starts

Japan’s increasingly muscular data protection authority has ordered the operator of a popular messaging app to improve its practices following a high-profile data transfer mishap.

27 April 2021

Industry-friendly Washington data legislation fails for third time

Washington’s legislature has adjourned for the year, closing with it any remaining chance for the state to implement comprehensive privacy legislation in 2021.

27 April 2021

Facebook facing litigation in Germany over massive data leak

A German claims aggregator is looking to sue Facebook on behalf of potentially thousands of individuals who may have been affected by a high-profile data leak.

26 April 2021

Indian court refuses to quash WhatsApp probe

The Delhi High Court has refused to set aside an order by India’s competition watchdog directing its investigative branch to conduct a full abuse of dominance probe into WhatsApp’s updated terms of services and privacy policy.

26 April 2021

US states sue federal government over census privacy plans

Alabama’s attorney general has sued the US federal government over its plan to anonymise census data, arguing that a lack of detailed local population information will skew efforts to accurately redraw voting districts.

26 April 2021

Apple app tracking rules rollout approaches

Apple will launch a feature next week that will require mobile app operators using Apple’s operating system to get permission from users to track them.

23 April 2021

US senators propose restricting data broker sales to government

A coalition of bipartisan US senators have introduced the Fourth Amendment Is Not for Sale Act, which would create warrant requirements for government agencies to purchase geolocation information and other data from brokers.

23 April 2021

US defends sanctions against Chinese data processing company

The US Department of Justice has urged a court to reject Luokung Technology Corp’s attempt to obtain a temporary reprieve from Trump-era sanctions imposed over alleged links to China’s military.

22 April 2021

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