Topic: Enforcement

Taiwan ministry issues its first-ever privacy fines

Taiwan’s Ministry of Digital Affairs has fined two e-commerce sites for failing to protect customer data, marking the ministry’s first data privacy penalties.

02 June 2023

Microsoft earmarks $425 million for LinkedIn fine

Microsoft has set nearly half a billion dollars aside for an upcoming penalty against subsidiary LinkedIn for GDPR breaches related to targeted advertising – but said it intends to dispute the suggested penalty figure.

02 June 2023

Meta seeks injunction against “biased” FTC

Meta has accused the Federal Trade Commission of usurping federal court jurisdiction and unlawfully seeking to “rewrite” its $5 billion Cambridge Analytica settlement.

01 June 2023

FTC says Ring employees spied on consumers

Amazon-owned Ring will pay $5.8 million to settle FTC allegations that lax privacy policies allowed its employees and Ukrainian contractors to spy on users and failed to prevent cyberattacks.

01 June 2023

Amazon hit with $25 million COPPA fine

The FTC has accused Amazon’s Alexa smart assistant of indefinitely retaining children’s voice recordings and transcripts.

01 June 2023

Berlin regulator issues first public fine since leadership change

The Berlin data regulator has fined a bank €300,000 for lack of transparency concerning its use of an automatic credit assessment algorithm.

01 June 2023

Mid-2023 recap: FTC’s privacy actions and priorities

From issuing little-used enforcement tools to taking on big tech companies, the first six months of 2023 have been busy for the FTC. GDR highlights some key mid-2023 FTC actions.

30 May 2023

Finnish criminal data protection case appealed by both sides

Prosecutors and the defendant have appealed against a criminal verdict sentencing a hacked psychotherapy firm’s former chief executive for data protection offences.

26 May 2023

FTC Edmodo order highlights risk of outsourcing parental consent

An FTC settlement with edtech provider Edmodo highlights that obtaining verifiable parental consent before collecting children’s data is an onerous but crucial step the edtech industry cannot avoid.

25 May 2023

Special Report: Has the GDPR failed?

The EU's modern data protection framework is five years old. Was it a game changer or a flop?

25 May 2023

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