Sep 242020
 September 24, 2020  Posted by  Breaches, Featured News, Govt, Non-U.S.

Clarity in Privacy reports: On September 22, 2020, Brazil’s Public Ministry of the Federal District and Territories filed the first public civil action based on the country’s General Data Protection Law (“Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados” or “LGPD”). According to the lawsuit, a company based in the city of Belo Horizonte [Read More…]

Sep 212020
 September 21, 2020  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Featured News, Non-U.S.

Natasha Lomas reports: A dossier of evidence detailing how the online ad targeting industry profiles Internet users’ intimate characteristics without their knowledge or consent has been published today by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), piling more pressure on the country’s data watchdog to take enforcement action over what complainants contend is the [Read More…]

Sep 212020
 September 21, 2020  Posted by  Breaches, Govt, Healthcare, Non-U.S., Surveillance

New Zealand’s Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has released the results of an Inquiry into the Ministry of Health’s disclosure of Covid-19 patient information to emergency services. The TL;DR version: the Ministry acted appropriately, but police who received the information and disclosed it, although only for a short time, acted inappropriately. [Read More…]