Legal action brought against ICO over alleged Adtech GDPR breaches

UK privacy campaigners The Open Rights Group (ORG) yesterday announced their intention to bring legal action against the UK data protection regulator. The ORG claims that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has failed to stop unlawful practices by the digital advertising technology, or Adtech industry. ORG Executive Director Jim Killock and Dr Michael Veale, a […]

Singapore updates 2012 Personal Data Protection Act

Singapore passed amendments to its Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) on Tuesday, in the first comprehensive review of the Act since its 2012 enactment. The updated Act aims to strengthen consumer trust through organisational accountability as well as enhance effectiveness of enforcement, consumer autonomy and data use for innovation. Ministers believe it will allow organisations […]

Data rights group files GDPR complaint against airline for ‘charging customers £35 to update their data’ 

Non-profit data rights group None of Your Business (Noyb) has filed a GDPR complaint against Wizz Air after a customer was hit with $35 in phone charges to update her personal data. Noyb – founded by Austrian activist Max Schrems –told the Austrian Data Protection Authority that the low-cost airline failed to allow subjects the […]

California’s Proposition 24 has been passed by voters, but what does this really mean for privacy?

“Proposition 24” has been passed by voters, with 56.1% of the 10.5m votes in California cast in favour and with it, new privacy protections will come into law. PrivSec Report takes a look at some of the reactions to the Act’s provisions and finds out why some in the privacy world are not huge fans. […]

New privacy rights considered by Australian Attorney General in wide-ranging review

Australian citizens would be able to take legal action directly against organisations breaching privacy laws, under a potential change being looked at as part of a long-awaited review of privacy legislation. The Attorney General has published the terms of reference for a review of Australia’s Privacy Act, following concerns raised by the Australian Competition and […]

Uber faces landmark GDPR court challenge over alleged firing of drivers by algorithm

A trade union on Monday filed a complaint in the Amsterdam District Court accusing Uber of “robo-firing” drivers by algorithm. The App Drivers and Couriers Union is bringing the case on behalf of three drivers from London and Birmingham, while a fourth, Lisbon-based driver’s case is supported by the International Alliance of App-based Transport Workers. […]

ICO issues enforcement notice to Experian over unlawful use of data for marketing purposes

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued an enforcement notice to Experian over unlawful use of data for marketing purposes, which Experian plans to appeal. The credit reference agency (CRA) Experian, has been ordered by the ICO to make “fundamental changes” to how it handles people’s personal data within its direct marketing services after a […]