FTC shuts down Blue Global for sharing consumers’ loan-application data

The Federal Trade Commission said it halted the operations of Blue Global Media after the company earned millions of dollars by falsely promising to match them with low-rate loans.

Source: FTC shuts down Blue Global for sharing consumers’ loan-application data | VentureBeat | Business | by Kevin Kelleher

Facebook’s Small Print Might Be Next Big Antitrust Target

Facebook Inc.’s small print may be the next big thing in European antitrust as watchdogs home in on how the world’s biggest social network collects information from users that helps generate vast advertising revenues.

Source: Facebook’s Small Print Might Be Next Big Antitrust Target – Bloomberg

Compensation for Breach of the General Data Protection Regulation

This paper looks at Article 82(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) providing data subjects with rights to compensation for infringement of their rights under GDPR, and compares it with compensation provisions in other EU Regulations and Directives and with the caselaw of the CJEU on those provisions.

Source: Compensation for Breach of the General Data Protection Regulation by Eoin O’Dell :: SSRN

Importance of AI, data in law enforcement suggests growing tension with privacy

Security experts believe machine learning and artificial intelligence are critical in combating crime, but the associated need for data access is likely to escalate concerns about privacy.

Source: Importance of AI, data in law enforcement suggests growing tension with privacy | ZDNet

New Data Protection Enforcement Provisions Take Effect in Russia

On July 1, 2017, a new law took effect in Russia allowing for administrative enforcement actions and higher fines for violations of Russia’s data protection law. The law, which was enacted in February 2017, imposes higher fines on businesses and corporate executives accused of data protection violations, such as unlawful processing of personal data, processing personal data without consent, and failure of data controllers to meet data protection requirements.

Source: New Data Protection Enforcement Provisions Take Effect in Russia

Could Canada lose its adequacy standing?

The world has changed a lot since the European Commission gave Canada its “adequacy” standing in 2001, determining the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, commonly known as PIPEDA, properly protects personal data transferred from the EU to Canada.

Source: Could Canada lose its adequacy standing?

Let’s sort out this profiling and consent debate once and for all.

In a post last week , I said that “ There’s a perpetuated misconception that all profiling needs consent. It doesn’t, end of. ” Since this seems to have been an area of much confusion under the GDPR, I thought it worth taking the time to elaborate on this point.

Source: Let’s sort out this profiling and consent debate once and for all.

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