Jan 212022
 January 21, 2022  Posted by  Business, Laws, Non-U.S., Online

Ulrike Elteste of Covington and Burling writes: On 22 December 2021, the conference of German data protection supervisory authorities (“DSK”) published its Guidance for Providers of Telemedia Services (Orientierungshilfe für Anbieter von Telemedien).  Particularly relevant for providers of websites and mobile applications, the Guidance is largely devoted to the “cookie provision” of [Read More…]

Jan 192022
 January 19, 2022  Posted by  Court, Laws, Non-U.S.

Kristof Van Quathem of Covington and Burling writes: In a decision handed down on December 1, 2021, the Brussels Market Court (Court of Appeal) had an opportunity to consider the GDPR right of access.  The Belgian Ministry of Finance appealed the Belgian Supervisory Authority’s recent decision requiring the Ministry to grant a [Read More…]

Jan 182022
 January 18, 2022  Posted by  Govt, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Martin Lukacs reports: Canadian police have been establishing municipal surveillance centres to support law enforcement, deploying digital technologies that expand surveillance powers with the help of major US corporations, according to government documents seen by The Breach. Working around-the-clock in special rooms or wings of police stations, these so-called “real-time [Read More…]

Jan 172022
 January 17, 2022  Posted by  Business, Court, Non-U.S.
Russia fines big tech for failures to uphold Russian laws on search engine deletions and privacy

While researching something else, I found that a Russian court has fined Google for a violation of administrative law. The court’s summary: Постановлением мирового судьи судебного участка N422 Таганского района города Москвы по делу № 5-29/22 об административном правонарушении, предусмотренном ч.2.1 ст. 13.40 КоАП РФ в отношении организации GOOGLE LLC [Read More…]