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PRO Compliance | European Union, Italy | 17 Nov 2020

Italy slaps Vodafone with multimillion-euro fine

Italy’s data watchdog ordering Vodafone to pay a €12.25 million GDPR fine marks an increase in the regulatory heat the company faces for its marketing practices.
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PRO Compliance | European Union, Romania | 11 Nov 2020

ECJ rules against Orange pre-ticked consent boxes

Companies need to be able to demonstrate that individuals have actively consented to data collection, the European Court of Justice has found – concluding that Orange Romania could not properly obtain consent through pre-ticked boxes.

Gowling WLG | Canada | 1 Oct 2020

Guide to Doing Business in Canada: CASL

This chapter focuses both on the requirements for sending electronic messages under CASL and the requirements regarding express consent for the…
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PRO Compliance | USA | 22 Sep 2020

Instagram faces CCPA smartphone camera spying lawsuit

A putative class action says Instagram taps users’ smartphone cameras to monitor them without their knowledge or consent.
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PRO Compliance | Italy | 14 Jul 2020

Third-largest GDPR fine issued

The Italian data protection authority has continued its pursuit of telecommunications companies, issuing a fine of just under €17 million against telco Wind Tre.
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PRO Compliance | Brazil | 10 Jul 2020

Microsoft settles Brazil consent investigation

Microsoft has agreed to more transparent consent policies in a settlement with the São Paulo prosecutor’s office – ending a two year legal battle over the company’s compliance with Brazilian law.
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PRO Compliance | Germany | 23 Jun 2020

German court reinstates interim Facebook decision

Germany’s highest court has handed a major win to the country’s antitrust enforcer, ruling that Facebook must temporarily stop combining German users’ data on its platform with that gathered from its other services and third-party sites.
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PRO Compliance | USA | 19 May 2020

US attorney general slams Apple over decryption refusal

US attorney general William Barr has called on Apple to make its devices accessible to government agencies, after announcing that the FBI gleaned information from a terrorist by unlocking his two encrypted iPhones without the company’s assistance.
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PRO Compliance | Turkey | 13 May 2020

Amazon fined over consent and international transfers

Turkey’s data watchdog has fined Amazon over a slew of consent infringements and lack of transparency in processing personal data.

Fisher Phillips | United Kingdom, USA | 1 Nov 2018

The Liability Hot Potato - Who's to Blame in the Age of Autonomous Vehicles

A recent study conducted by the National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHSTA) attributes 94 percent of serious automobile crashes to…
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