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Companies in the Carrefour retail conglomerate must pay a total of €3.05 million for a raft of data protection failures uncovered by an audit, despite their full remediation of all issues identified by France’s data watchdog.
26 November 2020
Data privacy class actions in Europe are here to stay. Bird & Bird partner Bryony Hurst explores the rise in class actions, the EU member states that are likely to become popular litigation forums, key cases that have already been filed across Europe, and how organisations can stay as dry as possible when the data protection class action tidal wave hits.
02 November 2020
A group of online advertising trade bodies has asked France’s Competition Authority to find that Apple’s new app store consent pop-up is anticompetitive.
29 October 2020
A French court has refused to strike down the appointment of Marie-Laure Denis as the head of France’s data regulator.
22 October 2020
Data privacy class actions in Europe are here to stay. In the second article of a four-part series, Bird & Bird partner Bryony Hurst picks out the EU member states that are likely to become popular litigation forums.
22 October 2020
A French administrative judge has refused to order France’s health database to stop processing personal information on Microsoft’s cloud, despite Schrems II-driven fears that US intelligence could access it – but France may nonetheless take the data away from Microsoft.
14 October 2020
The EU’s top court has confirmed that member states cannot order telecoms providers to indiscriminately harvest data for national security purposes, but ruled the practice can continue in exceptional circumstances.
06 October 2020
A French advocacy group has asked the country’s highest administrative court to repeal a law that authorises law enforcement to use facial recognition technology.
11 August 2020
France’s data regulator has fined an online shoe retailer for multiple GDPR infringements, marking its first fine as a one-stop-shop lead authority.
05 August 2020
The judgment that ended Google’s French GDPR appeal provides some much-needed clarity on the one-stop-shop; organisations using data across borders in Europe should pay attention.
25 June 2020
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