German regulator plans to ban Facebook from third-party data collection

(Jan 15, 2019) Germany’s Federal Cartel Office plans to prohibit Facebook from the collection of user data from third parties, The Washington Post reports. The decision would block Facebook from any data it would obtain from “Like” buttons found on outside websites. Data would no longer be shared between WhatsApp and Instagram should the agency follow through with the ban. Concerns have manifested in Germany as to whether users understood Facebook’s data-collection practices when they signed up for the tech co... Read More

Roundup: EU, US, India and more

(Jan 14, 2019) In this week's Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, read about recent legislative efforts in the U.S. to introduce state and federal privacy laws. Advocate-General Maciej Szpunar delivered his non-binding opinion to the Court of Justice of the European Union, advising that the court should rule in favor of limiting the scope of the right to be forgotten. In India, both the DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2018, and the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018, we... Read More

SEC's GDPR concerns hampering European hedge funds

(Jan 14, 2019) European hedge funds have struggled to gain approval from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission due to the EU General Data Protection Regulation, the Financial Times reports. The SEC has asked companies that have attempted to register with the agency to provide assurance they can turn over information, such as trade records, financial statements and client profiles. The SEC has also considered asking companies that registered before the GDPR came into effect for the same assurances. Decher... Read More

Web con: 'The California Consumer Privacy Act and the GDPR'

(Jan 14, 2019) Join the IAPP Jan. 17 for this educational web conference as OneTrust Director of Privacy Andrew Clearwater, CIPP/US, and Perkins Coie Partner and Ad Tech Privacy & Data Management Co-Chair Dominique Shelton Leipzig, CIPP/US, discuss operationalizing the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. Addressing overlaps and gaps of the CCPA to the existing EU General Data Protection Regulation, the web con will help identify ways to streamline efforts when addressing the two regulations. Reserving... Read More