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Meta fined EUR 1.2bn by the Irish Data Protection Commission and ordered to cease data transfers to the US
Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC), issues a record fine against Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (Meta).
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“Pay or consent” models under scrutiny
Pay or consent models are causing a stir both in the UK and the EU.
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EU Cyber Solidarity Act

The European Commission has proposed an EU Cyber Solidarity Act aimed at improving “preparedness, detection and response to cybersecurity incidents across the EU.

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Overseas Transfers

US data regimes

There has been a significant amount of activity in the US in relation to privacy recently.

Eight states have now enacted comprehensive privacy laws.

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What’s new with Meta?

In January 2023, after a significant and turbulent investigation, the Irish Data Protection Commission (Irish DPC) fined Meta Platforms Ireland Ltd. (Meta Ireland) €390m (£340m) for its activities in relation to Facebook and Instagram.

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What’s new with WhatsApp?

Earlier this year, WhatsApp was hit with another (albeit much smaller) fine, this time in relation to the legal basis it uses for some of its processing activities.

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Experian v the ICO

The recent decision of the First Tier Tribunal (Information Rights) (the Tribunal) has addressed several interesting points of general application in relation to using legitimate interests as a basis for direct marketing processing and the standard of privacy information which needs to be provided by organisations

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