Data Protection Authority

On January 20, 2023, The Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth published “Digital Assets and Privacy,” a discussion paper compiling insights from workshops with CIPL member companies that explored the intersection of privacy and digital assets, with a particular focus on blockchain technology.
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On November 25, 2022, Ireland’s Data Protection Commission released a decision fining Meta Platforms, Inc. €265 million for a 2019 data leak involving the personal information of approximately 533 million Facebook users worldwide.
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On November 25, 2022, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office and the UK’s communications regulator, Ofcom, issued a joint statement setting out how they intend to work together to “ensure coherence between the data protection and the new online safety regimes.”
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On October 24, 2022, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office issued a £4.4 million fine to Interserve Group Limited for failing to keep employee personal data secure, which violates Article 5(1)(f) and Article 32 of the GDPR, during the period of March 2019 to December 2020.
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On September 26, 2022, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office confirmed in a statement that it issued TikTok Inc. and TikTok Information Technology UK Limited a notice of intent to potentially impose a £27 million fine for failing to protect children’s privacy.
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