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FTC Imposes Record-Setting $5 Billion Penalty To Resolve Allegations That Facebook Violated User Data Privacy
On July 24, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") announced that Facebook, Inc. ("Facebook" or the "Company") would pay a record-setting penalty in the amount of $5 billion
United States
8 Aug 2019
UK Information Commissioner Confirms Intention To Fine British Airways And Marriott International, Inc Under GDPR
On 8 July 2019, the UK Information Commissioner issued a statement in response to an announcement to the London Stock Exchange of its intention to issue British Airways with a monetary penalty of £183.39 million
24 Jul 2019
GDPR: One Year On
The Information Commissioner's Office has published GDPR: One Year On, describing its experiences and giving insights into the impact of the GDPR since 25 May 2018
European Union
17 Jul 2019
UK's ICO Invites Enquiries From Organisations Considering Developing A GDPR Certification Scheme
The UK Information Commissioner's Office ("ICO") is welcoming enquiries from organisations that are considering developing a General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") certification scheme. The announcement comes alongside updated ICO
31 May 2019
New GDPR Guidance From European Commission On Interaction Between EU Clinical Trials Regulation And GDPR
On April 10, 2019, the European Commission Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (the "EU Commission") issued new guidance (the "Q&A")
European Union
6 May 2019
UK Data Protection Survey Reveals Mixed Compliance Progress
The UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is calling on UK data controllers and processors to be more accountable in the wake of the latest Global Privacy Enforcement Network's (GPEN)
12 Apr 2019
Five UK Privacy And Data Protection Predictions For 2019
2018 was the year that data protection went mainstream. Having once been a topic that most folks treated with a combination of ignorance and inconvenience — "I have to read another privacy policy?" —
United States
7 Mar 2019
EU And Japan Reciprocal Adequacy Decisions Create "The World's Largest Area Of Safe Data Flows"
On 23 January 2019, the European Commission adopted an adequacy decision in relation to Japan, creating, in the words of Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová, "the world's largest area of safe data flows".
28 Feb 2019
Pennsylvania High Court Decision Regarding Data Breach Increases Litigation Risk For Companies Storing Personal Data
On November 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled in Dittman v. UPMC d/b/a The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
United States
14 Jan 2019
Japan's Data Protection Framework Is Not Yet Adequate, Say EU Legislators
Nevertheless, the EDPB highlighted several aspects of the draft decision that require further clarification, or for which concerns still remain.
3 Jan 2019
Trending Video: Discriminating When Using Big Data (Video)
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United States
28 Dec 2018
UK Data Protection: Class Action Clouds Gather Over Employers As Morrisons Loses Appeal
UK supermarket Morrisons has lost its appeal against the decision of Mr Justice Langstaff that it was vicariously liable in damages to over 5,000 employees and ex-employees for the unlawful disclosure,,,
16 Nov 2018
Fifty State Attorneys General Reach Settlement Over Cyber-Incident Disclosure
The Uber settlement is significantly larger than others reached with state attorneys general in recent years.
United States
15 Oct 2018
U.K. Financial Regulator Issues £16.4 Million Fine For Cyber Fraud — And It's Not Even GDPR
The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority on Monday (1 October 2018) fined Tesco Personal Finance plc £16.4 million for its failings in relation to a cyber attack in November 2016.
4 Oct 2018
Data Protection Post-Brexit – Deal Or No Deal?
The UK Government has produced a series of technical notices explaining what businesses might need to do if there is a "no deal" Brexit.
25 Sep 2018
Thoughts From The London Cybersecurity Breach Response Roundtable
It has been six weeks since the GDPR came into force, and as the consent and sign-up emails slowly stop flooding into our inboxes, the attention has started to shift from GDPR readiness...
13 Jul 2018
Potential Implications Of Supreme Court's Decision In Carpenter v. United States
The Supreme Court's term came to a close last week, and it featured several notable cases impacting privacy law.
United States
9 Jul 2018
California Passes Consumer Privacy Act
On Thursday, June 28, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, which may significantly impact many companies that collect and monetize personal data from California residents.
United States
3 Jul 2018
GDPR Complicates Admissions Applications For U.S. Universities
The European Union General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679, which became effective May 25, 2018, poses compliance challenges for some longstanding admissions practices of U.S. universities ...
United States
2 Jul 2018
INSIGHT: Will Consent Be Disfavored As Basis For Processing Personal Data In Clinical Research Under EU Data Protection Law?
The European General Data Protection Regulation, which took effect on May 25, 2018, requires that all processing of personal data subject to the GDPR must have a legal basis under the GDPR's Article 6.
European Union
19 Jun 2018
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