WhatsApp staring down the barrel of 50 mil euro fine
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by Editorial team
3y ago
Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp could be fined up to €50 million over violations of the European Union’s data protection rules, according to three people with direct knowledge of the procedure who spoke with POLITICO. The preliminary penalty — the figure is now under consultation with the bloc’s other data protection agencies — would be one […] The post WhatsApp staring down the barrel of 50 mil euro fine appeared first on privacyfines.com ..read more
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British Airways fine reduced to 20 million pounds
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by Editorial team
3y ago
One of the biggest data breaches in U.K. corporate history has been closed off by regulators not with a bang, but a whimper. Today the Information Commissioner’s Office, the U.K.’s data watchdog, announced that it would be fining British Airways £20 million ($25.8 million) for a data breach in which the personal details of more […] The post British Airways fine reduced to 20 million pounds appeared first on privacyfines.com ..read more
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Cambridge Analytica employee argues tougher fines are needed
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by Editorial team
4y ago
The size of the potential penalty Facebook is facing in Australia over the Cambridge Analytica scandal is one of the few fines that may be large enough to move the needle on data compliance, argues former Cambridge Analytica employee turned data advocate Brittany Kaiser. Speaking to an audience of Australian marketers during a webinar hosted […] The post Cambridge Analytica employee argues tougher fines are needed appeared first on privacyfines.com ..read more
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GDPR “at risk of failing”, says Brave browser company
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by Editorial team
4y ago
Brave, a maker of a pro-privacy browser, has lodged complaints with the European Commission against 27 EU Member States for under resourcing their national data protection watchdogs. It’s asking the European Union’s executive body to launch an infringement procedure against Member State governments, and even refer them to the bloc’s top court, the European Court […] The post GDPR “at risk of failing”, says Brave browser company appeared first on privacyfines.com ..read more
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COVID-19 stalls BA and Marriott GDPR fines
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by Editorial team
4y ago
The ICO press office confirmed Monday that “the regulatory process is ongoing” for both cases, adding that most enforcement efforts have been put on hold in light of the pandemic. The two GDPR fines, initially announced in July 2019, were each delayed for the first time earlier this year, and British Airways and Marriott have […] The post COVID-19 stalls BA and Marriott GDPR fines appeared first on privacyfines.com ..read more
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Brazil’s LGPD effective date to be deferred until 2021
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by Editorial team
4y ago
Brazil’s federal senate has passed an emergency coronavirus bill that includes a provision to delay the country’s data protection law until January 2021. The data protection law, known as the LGPD (Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados), was initially set to come into force in August 2020. Some companies were already pushing for an extension […] The post Brazil’s LGPD effective date to be deferred until 2021 appeared first on privacyfines.com ..read more
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Tiktok could be at risk of another privacy fine
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by Editorial team
4y ago
TikTok’s continued use of HTTP to move sensitive data across the internet is allowing the videos and other content being sent by the app’s users to be tracked and altered, according to two web developers. Talal Haj Bakry and Tommy Mysk noted in a blog that the CDN used by TikTok still uses unencrypted HTTP […] The post Tiktok could be at risk of another privacy fine appeared first on privacyfines.com ..read more
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CCPA enforcement deadline of 1 July will not be extended
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by Editorial team
4y ago
In another sign that the California Attorney General has no plans to delay the CCPA’s July 1, 2020, enforcement deadline, on Friday April 10, 2020, the AG’s office issued a press release reminding California residents of their data privacy rights during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Attorney General, “[a]s the health emergency leads more people […] The post CCPA enforcement deadline of 1 July will not be extended appeared first on privacyfines.com ..read more
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HIPAA enforcement relaxed for COVID-19 testing sites
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by Editorial team
4y ago
Today, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it will exercise its enforcement discretion and will not impose penalties for violations of the HIPAA Rules against covered entities or business associates in connection with the good faith participation in the operation of COVID-19 testing […] The post HIPAA enforcement relaxed for COVID-19 testing sites appeared first on privacyfines.com ..read more
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Brexit will erode the right to be forgotten, writes Oxford’s Aidinlis
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by Editorial team
4y ago
Will Brexit diminish digital rights protection in the UK or are domestic institutions better-placed to deliver such protection unencumbered by the oversight of EU institutions? [Stergios Aidinlis’s] article scrutinises the validity of conflicting arguments about the future of human rights protection in the UK by reference to a paradigmatically ‘European’ digital right, the right to […] The post Brexit will erode the right to be forgotten, writes Oxford’s Aidinlis appeared first on privacyfines.com ..read more
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