Tag Archives for " data transfer "

Walmart Sued for Alleged Sharing of Video Purchase Data With Facebook

Walmart Inc. allegedly shared information on customers’ DVD and video game purchases with a third party without their consent, in violation of a federal video privacy law, two customers alleged in a lawsuit against the retail giant.

The plaintiffs alleged that Walmart installed Facebook Pixel, an advertising analytics tool, on Walmart.com. The tool “systematically” disclosed customers’ Facebook identities and information about specific products customers purchased when they bought DVDs, Blu-Ray discs, video games, and other videos, the plaintiffs alleged.

Source: Walmart Sued; Allegedly Shared Video Purchase Data With Facebook | Bloomberg Law

Facebook Supreme Court appeal to be heard in December

Facebook has got a provisional date of December 19th for its unprecedented Supreme Court appeal aimed at halting a referral to the European Court of Justice (CJEU) concerning the validity of EU-US data transfer channels.

The issues to be decided by the Supreme Court include whether there is any entitlement in the first place to appeal such a reference to the CJEU.

The High Court’s Ms Justice Caroline Costello previously ruled there was no such entitlement and she had made the referral before the Supreme Court agreed in July last to hear Facebook’s appeal.

Source: Facebook Supreme Court appeal to be heard in December

European Parliament voted to suspend Privacy Shield: Now what?

On July 5, the European Parliament recommended by way of a non-binding resolution from its Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE Committee) that the Commission suspend the EU/U.S. Privacy Shield Sept. 1 unless and until all defined corrective actions are taken by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The following will likely happen: On Oct. 18 (not Sept. 1, as originally announced) the Commission will present its findings to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, in Brussels. The Privacy Shield will likely not be suspended. Except for one specific requirement: Failure by the U.S. administration to appoint a permanent privacy ombudsman by Oct. 18, 2018 may result in serious consequences for the Privacy Shield.

Read more: European Parliament voted to suspend Privacy Shield: Now what?

Data protection if there’s no Brexit deal

If the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 with no agreement in place regarding future arrangements for data protection, there would be no immediate change in the UK’s own data protection standards. This is because the Data Protection Act 2018 would remain in place and the EU Withdrawal Act would incorporate the GDPR into UK law to sit alongside it. Companies would continue to be able to send personal data from the UK to the EU.

However, the legal framework governing transfers of personal data from organisations (or subsidiaries) established in the EU to organisations established in the UK would change on exit. Companies would need to take action to ensure EU organisations were able to continue to send you personal data.

Source: Data protection if there’s no Brexit deal – GOV.UK

Brexit and data protection: Laying the odds

For those with responsibility for data protection compliance in the U.K. and abroad the question is a simple one: What will be the impact of Brexit on my organisation and what do we need to do about it? The answer largely depends on what kind of Brexit we will end up with.

Full article: Brexit and data protection: Laying the odds

Will the UK Meet the EU Adequacy Test?

Unless there is a political earthquake (some would say a miracle) Brexit will happen on 29 March 2019. Many fear a hard Brexit. Some are hoping for a hard Brexit. A majority appear to want a soft Brexit. And many others would strongly prefer that Brexit wasn’t happening at all.

Full article: Will the UK Meet the EU Adequacy Test?

Data Protection in the Event of a “No Deal Brexit”

As part of its preparations for a “no deal” scenario when the Article 50 negotiating period comes to an end on 29 March 2019, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (“DDCMS”) has released guidance on “Data protection if there’s no Brexit deal”.

The UK will become a “third country” on its exit from the European Union, which means that unhindered cross-border transfers of data will no longer automatically be able to take place between the UK and the EU.

Source: Data Protection in the Event of a “No Deal Brexit”

UK’s DPA Clarifies Position in Respect of International Transfers Under the GDPR

The UK’s supervisory authority for data protection, the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO“), has published guidance in relation to international transfers under the GDPR. Of particular interest is the ICO’s stated position that a transfer of personal data to a non-EEA data importer does not constitute a restricted transfer in cases where the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR“) applies directly to the processing which will be undertaken by that data importer.

Source: Uk: Ico Clarifies Position In Respect Of International Transfers Under The Gdpr

Apple Removes Top Security App For Stealing Data and Sending it to China

Apple has removed the #1 selling anti-malware app called Adware Doctor from the Mac App Store because it was gathering browsing history and other sensitive information without a user’s permission and then uploading it to someone in China.

Source: Apple Removes Top Security App For Stealing Data and Sending it to China

EU Begins Formal Approval for Japan Adequacy Decision

On September 5, 2018, the European Commission announced in a press release the launch of the procedure to formally adopt the Commission’s adequacy decision with respect to Japan. The press release notes that the EU-Japan talks on personal data protection were completed in July 2018, and announces the publication of the draft adequacy decision and related documents which, among other things, set forth the additional safeguards Japan will accord EU personal data that is transferred to Japan.

Source: EU Begins Formal Approval for Japan Adequacy Decision

1 2 3 15
>