The Luxembourg CNPD has issued Amazon the largest GDPR fine to date, hitting the online shopping giant with a penalty of €746 million (about $887 million) over its targeted advertising practices.
WeChat has suspended new user registrations until at least "early August" as it rolls out a security upgrade, assumed to be prompted by recent Chinese laws regarding the storage and transmission of the personal data of the country's citizens.
Proposed new set of rules would force Chinese tech companies with over one million users to apply for special cybersecurity approval before listing, citing the national security risks associated with that data falling into the hands of foreign governments.
China's new data laws formalizes a legal architecture for Chinese government control over domestic data; a basis for the CCP to claim – and claim oversight over – information, including that of private companies.
Some of the biggest names in Big Tech may be considering pulling out of Hong Kong. The reason is a recently-implemented "doxxing" privacy law developed in the wake of the 2019 pro-democracy protests.
Popular ride-sharing app Didi is the latest Big Tech target of the CCP, suspended from app stores for violating the country's data protection rules until it makes changes to its user data collection processes.
Brands have long walked a delicate tightrope between tracking for commercial purposes while ensuring the privacy of the data is compliant with a hodgepodge of regulations. Now, could the changes of the last few months be what America needs to finally enact a national privacy law?
Germany's data protection commissioner tells German government organizations to shut down their official Facebook Pages by January 2022 or face potential enforcement action.
A recent decision by the European Commission has granted the UK the "adequacy" status needed for international data transfers to be considered legal under the terms of the GDPR.