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After receiving more than 25 complaints last year, the French data watchdog has ordered 25 schools and colleges to modify their use of CCTV.
18 December 2019
A privacy non-profit led by Max Schrems has filed coordinated GDPR complaints in France on behalf of a user who refused cookies on various sites, only to find the website operators told adtech partners they had received consent.
10 December 2019
White & Case has promoted 52 lawyers to counsel or partner worldwide, including two privacy and security lawyers.
28 November 2019
The European Court of Justice has said that EU law does not explicitly ban member state authorities from ordering delisting requests outside the bloc, but stopped short of decreeing that the right to be forgotten applies worldwide.
24 September 2019
The European Data Protection Supervisor has joined the European Commission in largely backing national governments’ use of indiscriminate bulk interception, but said retention periods must be limited and some categories of data should be excluded from the regimes.
10 September 2019
The Belgian, French and UK governments have rejected arguments by NGOs that intelligence agencies’ collection of bulk communications data should be subject to EU law, arguing that to do so would endanger national security and their ability to prevent crime.
09 September 2019
A Canadian filmmaker’s attempt to force internet service provider Orange to hand over details of IP address owners it identifies as having illegally downloaded its films has backfired, after a French court found its attempt to track the illegal downloads fell foul of data protection rules.
05 September 2019
An NGO and a privacy-focused messaging platform have asked a court to urgently overturn the French data regulator’s decision to delay the implementation of its new cookie guidelines.
06 August 2019
Switzerland’s highest court has ruled that the Federal Tax Administration can share the identities of customers of Swiss bank UBS with French authorities.
30 July 2019
France’s data regulator has fined insurer Active Assurances €180,000 – around 2% of the company’s annual turnover – marking the fourth time the regulator has heavily penalised basic data security failings in the last two years.
25 July 2019
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