Topic: Enforcement

Premom stops health data sharing in FTC and state AG deal

Ovulation-tracking app Premom has agreed to stop sharing users’ health data for advertising purposes to settle FTC and three state attorneys-general claims that it shared user health information without consent – including to a pair of China-based developers.

18 May 2023

Maltese company faces second sanction for voter data breach

Malta’s regulator has given C-Planet, a company facing a class action following a data breach that compromised the voter data of over 335,000 individuals, 20 days to disclose the unknown source of that data under threat of a second fine.

18 May 2023

Doctissimo faces €380,000 fine

The French regulator has fined health and wellbeing website Doctissimo €380,000 for having excessive data retention, failing to obtain individuals’ consent to the collection and use of their health data, and for unlawfully placing cookies on users’ devices.

17 May 2023

Canadian regulator to challenge Meta defeat

Canada’s federal data watchdog is appealing against a ruling that overturned its Cambridge Analytica enforcement against Meta.

15 May 2023

FTC may face overreach claims in Meta row

The FTC’s unusual overhaul of Meta privacy settlements could face challenges and questioning from federal courts.

11 May 2023

Apple accused of restrictive third-party privacy policy

Italy’s competition regulator has opened an investigation into the privacy policy Apple imposes on third-party developers on its app store, claiming it is more restrictive than the policy Apple applies to itself.

11 May 2023

Clearview loses extraterritoriality appeal

An Australian court has found that Clearview AI breached privacy law despite having no presence in the country, in a ruling that clarified Australian privacy law’s territorial scope and its application to companies that scrape huge amounts of public personal data.

10 May 2023

Austria follows suit with Clearview decision while French pressure builds

Austria’s privacy regulator is the latest European data watchdog to declare that Clearview’s data use is illegal.

10 May 2023

Amsterdam council DPO resigns after regulatory scrutiny

The data protection officer for the city of Amsterdam has resigned in the face of allegations of a conflict of interest after the Dutch data regulator invited two of the city’s councillors to discuss the DPO’s potential lack of independence.

09 May 2023

FTC Kochava enforcement dismissed but fix allowed

A federal judge has dismissed key parts of the US Federal Trade Commission’s litigation against location data broker Kochava, but has granted the agency leave to amend its complaint despite being sceptical that one of its deficiencies could be cured.

09 May 2023

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