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EU data protection authorities have appeared to compromise by rejecting calls for an EU-wide ban on Facebook processing WhatsApp’s data – but ordering the Irish data watchdog to formally investigate the group’s practices.
15 July 2021
Hamburg data protection chief Johannes Caspar is one of the EU’s most active enforcers. Ahead of his planned departure on 28 June, Caspar told GDR about his office’s pioneering track record, and his frustration with the GDPR’s one-stop-shop.
21 June 2021
18 June 2021
An Irish NGO has alleged that regulators have failed to act against the online advertising industry, and filed a lawsuit that aims to shut down the real-time bidding system.
16 June 2021
A German data authority has fined football club VfB Stuttgart €300,000 over a breach of the GDPR’s accountability obligation.
16 June 2021
As the GDPR non-material harm debate heats up, RightNow managing director and co-founder Benedikt Quarch unpacks the novel way his company calculates what damages claimants can expect from GDPR private enforcement.
01 June 2021
Germany’s Federal Court of Justice will decide what claimants need to prove in order to obtain GDPR damages – in a case that could affect damages claims in Germany and, potentially, the whole of Europe.
24 May 2021
Hamburg’s data protection authority has temporarily banned Facebook from processing its subsidiary WhatsApp’s user data – but the social media giant has said the move won’t affect the controversial update that sparked the investigation.
11 May 2021
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
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
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