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The UK and Australian data watchdogs have launched a joint investigation into Clearview AI’s controversial scraping of biometric data – the latest in a string of probes the company has faced.
09 July 2020
Google’s proposed acquisition of wearables company Fitbit is facing multiple roadblocks over the “trove” of health data it may obtain as part of the purchase.
18 June 2020
As governments and people across the world seek an exit strategy to coronavirus lockdown, contact tracing apps have been touted as a powerful tool – but data privacy concerns have led to differing approaches by health authorities.
06 May 2020
The conclusion of negotiations for a digital trade agreement between Singapore and Australia demonstrates an ever-increasing emphasis in the region on data flows as a core component of international trade.
08 April 2020
GDR’s latest roundup of news from European enforcers looks at regulatory developments regarding the use of biometric data, steps towards GDPR certification, subjects’ access rights and international cooperation.
10 March 2020
The Australian data watchdog is seeking to fine Facebook over its alleged “systemic” data protection failures during the high-profile Cambridge Analytica scandal in 2018.
09 March 2020
Australia’s competition authority has launched an informal investigation into Google’s acquisition of Fitbit, on the same day that the authority’s head spoke about the difficulties in assessing mergers in the digital sector.
28 February 2020
Australia’s data watchdog has released guidance for businesses on how to protect consumers’ privacy under the country’s new consumer data right.
25 February 2020
Australia’s financial services regulator has found that regulated firms have strengthened their cybersecurity programmes over the past two years – but supply chain risk continues to be a concern.
19 December 2019
Google has denied an Australian watchdog’s “artificial and incorrect” allegations that it misled consumers about its collection and use of location data.
18 December 2019
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