Tag archives: data privacy

Parenting support club Bounty fined in ‘unprecedented’ data breach

Norton Rose Fulbright - Data Protection Report blogOn 12 April, the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) fined Bounty, a pregnancy and parent support club, £400,000 for illegally sharing personal data belonging to more than 14 million people. As the contravention took place just before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force, the fine was issued under the Data Protection Act 1998 … Continue reading

French court issues decision on legality of Privacy Rules and Terms of Use under data protection and consumer law

Norton Rose Fulbright - Data Protection Report blogFive years after the commencement of legal proceedings against Google by leading French consumer association UFC Que Choisir, the Paris “Tribunal de Grande Instance” (TGI), in a decision dated 12 February 2019, issued its ruling on the legality of the Google+ Terms of Use and Privacy Rules, both with respect to consumer law and personal … Continue reading

German court ruled that protection of the whistle-blower confidentiality does not generally override the data subject access right

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightA mid-level German employment court recently had to consider the scope of subject access requests under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the context of compliance and whistle-blowing regimes. The Regional Labour Court (Landesarbeitsgericht) of Stuttgart decided that an employer was required not only to provide an employee with the records containing performance … Continue reading

German antitrust authority prohibits Facebook from combining users’ personal data

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightOn 7 February 2019, the German antitrust authority (Bundeskartellamt, the FCO) ruled against Facebook combining user personal data from different sources, saying it was exploiting its position as a dominant social media company in violation of the EU data protection laws. The FCO said that Facebook abused its market dominance in: collecting, merging and using … Continue reading

First multi-million Euro GDPR fine: Google LLC fined €50 million under GDPR for transparency and consent infringements in relation to use of personal data for personalized ads

Norton Rose Fulbright - Data Protection Report blogOn January 21,2019 the French data protection authority (the CNIL) imposed a major fine on the U.S. Google entity, Google LLC.  It follows two complaints filed as soon as the GDPR came into force by two consumer rights associations, None of Your Business and La Quadrature du Net. We focus here on four key aspects … Continue reading

Pennsylvania Supreme Court holds common law duty for employers extends to protecting sensitive employee information

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightOn November 21, 2018, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court broke new ground by holding that employers have a legal duty to take reasonable care to safeguard its employees’ sensitive personal information from cyberattacks. … Continue reading

New China Guideline for Internet Personal Information Security Protection

On November 30, 2018 the Cyber Security Protection Bureau, under the auspices of the PRC Ministry of Public Security (the “MPS”), issued a draft Guideline for Internet Personal Information Security Protection (the “Guideline”) along with a request for public comments.… Continue reading

California Consumer Privacy Act: Disclosure requirements

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightThis is the Data Protection Report’s fourth blog posts in a series of CCPA blog posts that will break down the major elements of the CCPA, which will culminate in a webinar on the CCPA in October. Stay tuned for additional blogs and information about our upcoming webinar on the CCPA. The California Consumer Privacy … Continue reading

California Consumer Privacy Act blog series: Covered entities

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightThis is the Data Protection Report’s second post in a series of blog posts that will break down the major elements of the CCPA which will culminate in a webinar on the CCPA in October. This blog focuses on covered entities. Stay tuned for additional posts and information about our upcoming webinar on the CCPA.… Continue reading

US Supreme Court expands digital privacy rights in Carpenter v. United States

US Supreme Court expands digital privacy rights in Carpenter v. United StatesOn June 22, 2018, the US Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in Carpenter v. United States,  holding that the federal government needs a warrant to access cellphone location records. In the decision, the Court agreed that there should be a higher standard for accessing location records due to their intrusive nature.… Continue reading

German DPAs publish templates and guidance on records of processing activities pursuant to Art. 30 GDPR

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightThe German Data Protection Authorities (DPAs, acting as the German Data Privacy Conference, Konferenz der unabhängigen Datenschutzbehörden des Bundes und der Länder) recently published templates for the records of processing activities for controllers (Art. 30 para. 1 GDPR) and processors (Art. 30 para. 2 GDPR) together with a corresponding guidance document. This guidance was expected to be released earlier … Continue reading

Amended Colorado bill aims to enhance data privacy laws

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightAs Data Protection Report posted on January 29, 2018, lawmakers in Colorado are considering legislation that, if enacted, would significantly strengthen Colorado’s data privacy protections.  On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, an amended bill passed unanimously in Colorado’s House Committee on State, Veterans and Military Affairs.… Continue reading

China’s proposed Cyber Security Law to have far reaching consequences for businesses operating in the country

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightOn July 6, 2015, China’s top legislative body – the National People’s Congress – published a draft Cyber Security Law that, if enacted in its current form, will have far-reaching consequences for businesses operating in China. The draft expressly provides that the law will apply equally to both Chinese and international businesses.… Continue reading
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