Topic: Enforcement

SEC sues Covington & Burling to provide breached clients’ names

The SEC is suing Covington & Burling to reveal the clients exposed by a 2020 cyberattack, prompting counsel to the firm to call the action a "broad assault on the attorney-client relationship and confidential client information".

12 January 2023

Further details of EDPB/DPC split emerge

European data protection authorities said Ireland constrained cooperation between watchdogs on the Meta advert targeting investigation.

12 January 2023

IAB Europe pushes back on GDPR action plan approval

IAB Europe has expressed “grave concerns” over the Belgian data protection authority’s approval of the company’s action plan to resolve alleged privacy issues with its adtech framework.

12 January 2023

ECJ does not resolve GDPR clash between courts and regulators

The EU’s highest court has said member states must ensure that potentially contradictory civil and data protection authority decisions do not water down individuals’ rights.

12 January 2023

Belgian DPA validates IAB Europe action plan

The Belgian data protection authority has approved a six-month action plan for IAB Europe as the ECJ considers crucial questions in a case against the adtech association.

11 January 2023

Google data processing targeted by German regulator

Germany’s antitrust regulator plans to force Google to adjust its data processing terms so users are given more choice over how the company harvests their information to leverage its market power across several digital sectors.

11 January 2023

NGO sues DPC and Meta

Digital Rights Ireland plans to sue the Irish data regulator and Meta over the former’s position that a Facebook data leak did not violate the GDPR’s data security provisions.

10 January 2023

Court reduces Belgian DPA’s penalties

A Belgian appeals court has reduced fines issued against two airports, and annulled a related penalty due to the regulator’s “inadequate” reasoning.

09 January 2023

Italy probes Telecom Italia over access to data complaint

Italy’s Competition Authority is considering forcing Telecom Italia to hand over key mobile coverage data to rivals as it probes if the company abused its dominance by blocking competitors from a government tender.

06 January 2023

Apple fined €8 million in France

France’s privacy watchdog has fined Apple €8 million for its targeted advertising practices – but the company plans to appeal.

05 January 2023

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