Topic: Sensitive personal data

Plaintiff firms eye Latitude data breach litigation

Australia’s privacy regulator has launched an investigation into Latitude Financial over a breach that exposed over 14 million records, prompting a team of law firms to look at potential legal action.

29 March 2023

Google and DeepMind UK class action viable, claimant insists

Counsel to representative claimant Andrew Prismall has urged the High Court to allow an opt-out claim against Google and DeepMind to continue to trial and distinguished it from the landmark Lloyd v Google claim.

22 March 2023

German parties face unlawful political advertising accusations

Noyb has accused six German political parties of violating the GDPR by targeting voters through Facebook adverts without an appropriate legal basis.

21 March 2023

Senior Brazilian court confirms non-material damages proof burden

Brazil’s Supreme Court of Justice has confirmed that non-material damages following personal data leaks must be proven for compensation, a decision expected to reduce the number of data breach lawsuits.

20 March 2023

Medical devices maker fined after two-month notification delay

The Norwegian regulator has fined Argon Medical Devices 2.5 million kroner for failing to report a data breach that compromised the personal data of all its European employees.

17 March 2023

ECJ adviser says automated credit scoring is profiling

A European Court of Justice adviser has said in two separate opinions that automated loan scoring constitutes profiling under the GDPR, regulators’ decisions are subject to judicial review, and limits apply to the retention of data from public registers by credit agencies.

16 March 2023

Easylife penalty slashed by more than 80%

The UK privacy regulator has reached an agreement with retailer Easylife, cutting a £1.35 million penalty (€1.54 million) over the company’s data processing conduct to £250,000 (€285,000).

16 March 2023

Another appeal over German non-material damages claim withdrawn

Scalable Capital has withdrawn its appeal against an order to pay non-material damages following a breach of customer data, potentially signalling further losses in parallel cases it is fighting across Germany.

06 March 2023

German constitutional court restricts police data processing

The use of Palantir-provided data analysis software by police forces in Hessen and Hamburg has been found to breach Germany’s constitution.

16 February 2023

Data Changemakers: Baroness Kidron

5Rights founder Baroness Kidron says she will consider litigation if upcoming laws need further interpretation.

10 February 2023

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