Irish Data Protection Commission Fined Twitter Over a Data Breach

18/12/2020


Irish Data Protection Commission Fined Twitter Over a Data Breach

The Data Protection Commission has imposed an administrative fine of €450,000 on Twitter. The draft decision in this inquiry, having been submitted to other Concerned Supervisory Authorities under Article 60 of the GDPR in May of this year, was the first one to go through the Article 65 (“dispute resolution”) process since the introduction of the GDPR and was the first Draft Decision in a “big tech” case on which all EU supervisory authorities were consulted as Concerned Supervisory Authorities.


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CNIL Fines Google LLC and Google Ireland Limited for Placing Cookies on Google.fr

11/12/2020


CNIL Fines Google LLC and Google Ireland Limited for Placing Cookies on Google.fr

On December 7, 2020, the CNIL fined Google LLC and Google Ireland Limited with a total fine of 100 million euros, in particular for deploying advertising cookies on the google.fr visitors’ devices without prior consent and for not meeting transparency requirements.


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Amazon Europe Core Fined 35 Million Euros for not Complying with Cookie Rules

11/12/2020


Amazon Europe Core Fined 35 Million Euros for not Complying with Cookie Rules

The CNIL has fined Amazon Europe Core 35 million euros for placing advertising cookies on users' computers on the amazon.fr site without prior consent and for not informing them about cookies properly.


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DISH Network Settles with the Department of Justice over Telemarketing Violations

11/12/2020


DISH Network Settles with the Department of Justice over Telemarketing Violations

The Department of Justice has announced a settlement in which DISH Network LLC will pay $126 million in civil penalties to the United States in violation of the Federal Trade Commission's Telemarketing Sales Rule and $84 million to four states for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, for a total settlement of $210 million.


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ICO has fined Ticketmaster UK Limited £1.25million over a data breach

17/11/2020


ICO has fined Ticketmaster UK Limited £1.25million over a data breach

The Information Commissioner's Office found that the company failed to put appropriate security measures in place to prevent a cyber-attack on a chat-bot installed on its online payment page. Ticketmaster’s failure to protect customer information is a breach of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


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ICO fines Marriott £18.4million

10/11/2020


ICO fines Marriott £18.4million

The The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined Marriott International Inc £18.4million for failing to keep millions of customers’ personal data secure.


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ICO fined British Airways £20m for data breach

07/11/2020


ICO fined British Airways £20m for data breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined British Airways (BA) £20m for failing to protect the personal and financial details of more than 400,000 of its customers.


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The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Has Issued 35.3 Million Euros Fine to Hennes and Mauritz

02/10/2020


The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Has Issued 35.3 Million Euros Fine to Hennes and Mauritz

The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (HmbBfDI) has issued a fine of 35,258,707.95 Euros against H&M Hennes & Mauritz Online Shop A.B. & Co KG. The company is registered in Hamburg and operates a service center in Nuremberg.


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Summary of the Information on U.S. Privacy Safeguards Relevant to SCCs and Other EU Legal Bases for EU-U.S.Data Transfers after Schrems II

29/09/2020


Summary of the Information on U.S. Privacy Safeguards Relevant to SCCs and Other EU Legal Bases for EU-U.S.Data Transfers after Schrems II

The U.S. Government has prepared the White Paper, which outlines the robust limits and safeguards in the United States pertaining to government access to data.


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Premera Blue Cross Settles HIPAA Violation

29/09/2020


Premera Blue Cross Settles HIPAA Violation

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announce that Premera Blue Cross had agreed to pay $6.85 million to the Office for Civil Rights at the HHS and to implement a corrective action plan to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Privacy and Security Rules related to a breach affecting over 10.4 million people.


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The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Assesses $80 Million Civil Money Penalty Against Capital One

08/08/2020


The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Assesses $80 Million Civil Money Penalty Against Capital One

The Office of the Comptroller (OCC) has issued an $80 million civil penalty against Capital One, N.A., and Capital One Bank (USA), N.A. and mandated them to strengthen their compliance programme by appointing a compliance committee and developing comprehensive action plan to comply with the order. This decision is the result of failing to establish effective risk assessment processes prior to migrating significant information technology operations to the public cloud environment and the bank's failure to correct the deficiencies in a timely manner. In taking this action, the OCC positively considered the bank's customer notification and remediation efforts


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