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Google Fined $57M by French Data Protection Authority for Alleged Violations of GDPR

France’s data protection authority (DPA) (CNIL) recently announced that it has fined Google $57 million for violations of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This is the first fine by a European DPA of an American company for alleged violations of the sweeping EU privacy law. According to the CNIL, Google did not tell consumers … Continue Reading

Toys Not Immune from Scrutiny Over Privacy and Security Weaknesses

In the wake of the holiday season, it seems that even toys are not immune from privacy and security pitfalls. Two “connected” toys, Genesis Toys’ My Friend Cayla and i-Que robot, have been accused of violating U.S. and European privacy, security and advertising laws. The toys at issue provide children with an interactive experience via … Continue Reading

EU data transfer update

On November 6, 2015, the EU Commission released its guidance for businesses relating to the EU safe harbor. The commission indicated that since the invalidation of the safe harbor framework, it has “stepped up” talks with the U.S. regarding transfer of data from the EU to the U.S. but acknowledged that global companies were seeking … Continue Reading

Canada’s amendments to PIPEDA now largely in force

Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) has been amended by The Digital Privacy Act (the DPA). DPA updates PIPEDA and modernizes Canadian data privacy and security law. DPA is now largely in force, except for certain provisions, which will come into force at a later date by order of the Governor in … Continue Reading
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