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Cambridge Analytica employee argues tougher fines are needed
/ Australia, Fines news

Cambridge Analytica employee argues tougher fines are needed

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 ...
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TechCrunch
GDPR "at risk of failing", says Brave browser company
/ Fines news

GDPR “at risk of failing”, says Brave browser company

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 ...
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Compliance Week
COVID-19 stalls BA and Marriott GDPR fines
/ Fines news, UK

COVID-19 stalls BA and Marriott GDPR fines

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 ...
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Byte Back
Los Angeles cityscape
/ California, CCPA, Fines news

CCPA enforcement deadline of 1 July will not be extended

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, ...
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HHS
HIPAA enforcement relaxed for COVID-19 testing sites
/ COVID-19, Fines news, HIPAA, US

HIPAA enforcement relaxed for COVID-19 testing sites

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 ...
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TechCrunch
Australian Facebook fine could add up to AUD$ 529 billion

Australian Facebook fine could add up to AUD$ 529 billion

Australia’s privacy watchdog is suing Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica data breach — which, back in 2018, became a global scandal that wiped billions off the tech giant’s share price yet only led to Facebook picking up a $5BN FTC fine. Should Australia prevail in its suit against ...
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The Irish Times
Press critical of Irish DPA on fines and WhatsApp delay
/ Fines news, Ireland

Press critical of Irish DPA on fines and WhatsApp delay

Data protection authorities in Europe issued fines worth a combined €410 million to organisations last year for violations but none originated in the Republic, despite it being home to many of the world’s biggest technology companies. New figures compiled by the Italian data protection body Osservatarorio di Federprivacy ...
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Sidley Austin LLP
UK's ICO has until March 2020 for BA and Marriott penalty notices
/ Fines news, GDPR, ICO, UK

UK’s ICO has until March 2020 for BA and Marriott penalty notices

Further to the publication of the ICO’s notices of intention to fine British Airways and Marriott in July 2019, the ICO has recently issued a statement delaying the issuance of both GDPR fines which had originally been expected by the end of 2019. (The ICO’s initial notices of ...
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