Topic: Enforcement

Competition and data privacy converge in France

The French data regulator is pushing for closer ties with the competition authority, and has tasked Bruno Lasserre, its renowned former head, to suggest concrete proposals for bringing the two areas of enforcement into greater alignment.

05 December 2022

Italy issues €1.4 million GDPR fine

The Italian data watchdog has fined perfume chain Douglas Italia over its data processing activities, including a 10 million customer database resulting from the merger of three companies.

02 December 2022

EDF fined €600,000 in France

The French data regulator has fined the country’s leading electricity company €600,000 after finding several GDPR breaches, including around the security of 2.4 million customer account passwords.

29 November 2022

Google loses another global right to be forgotten appeal

The Italian Supreme Court has ruled that the national privacy regulator has the power to issue global delisting orders, but recognised this might lead to conflict with national laws of foreign jurisdictions.

28 November 2022

Meta fined €265 million

The Irish Data Protection Commissioner has fined Meta €265 million and imposed corrective measures following an investigation into a breach of Facebook users’ data.

28 November 2022

Another court rejects Clearview free speech defence

A California state court has denied Clearview AI’s bid to dismiss a privacy lawsuit and claim protection under the first amendment.

24 November 2022

FTC defends Kochava enforcement

The Federal Trade Commission has maintained that the lawsuit it filed against digital analytics provider Kochava “more than satisfies” pleading standards.

23 November 2022

“The ICO is not the world’s data protection policeman” – Clearview counsel

Clearview AI’s barrister has attacked the UK data regulator’s assertion that it had extraterritorial jurisdiction over the company.

22 November 2022

ICO plans fine against public sector body

The UK’s data protection authority is due to issue a fine against an unnamed public sector entity for “repeated and egregious breaches” of data protection law despite the watchdog stepping back from imposing punitive action on government bodies.

22 November 2022

Future EU class actions could enforce a blend of data laws

The Representative Actions Directive could see multiple pieces of legislation brought together in single private enforcement cases, a European Commission official has said.

21 November 2022

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