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Bavarian Administrative Court Decides Targeted Advertising Case
On September 26, the Bavarian Administrative Court decided that a social media company's custom audience feature for targeted advertising violated applicable data protection law
16 Jan 2019
Members Of European Parliament Issue Resolution Calling For Investigation Of Social Media Company
On October 25, members of the European Parliament announced a resolution urging a social media company to allow EU bodies to carry out a full audit
European Union
10 Jan 2019
ICO Fines Social Media Company £500,000
On July 10, the Information Commissioners' Office ("ICO") issued a Notice of Intent to issue a monetary penalty of £500,000 on a social media company.
9 Nov 2018
Administrative Court Bayreuth Confirms That Use Of Custom Audience On Social Media Requires Consent Of Data Subjects
On June 15, the Bavarian Data Protection Authority ("DPA") published a press release stating that the Administrative Court of Bayreuth ...
8 Nov 2018
Jones Day Global Privacy & Data Security Update | Vol. 19
On the heels of the European Union's General Data Protection law, which went into effect in May 2018
23 Oct 2018
District Court Denies Motion To Dismiss Class Action Against Social Media Platform
The plaintiffs alleged the platform's online photo-tagging feature violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.
United States
15 Sep 2016
Oregon Enacts Model Digital Assets Law
The bill was based on the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act and will be effective on January 1, 2017.
United States
15 Jun 2016
DDPA Revokes Penalty Imposed On Social Media Company
On January 14, the Dutch Data Protection Authority revoked the penalty imposed on a social media company for refusing to provide the DDPA with sufficient information...
20 Apr 2016
Belgian Court Decides On Website Plug-Ins
On November 9, 2015, a Belgian Tribunal ordered a social media company to cease recording the internet navigation habits of Belgian web users and issued a €250,000 fine for each day of noncompliance.
19 Apr 2016
Brazilian Judge Freezes Social Media Messenger Application For 48 Hours
Facebook immediately appealed and had the order reversed within 12 hours of the service suspension.
11 Apr 2016
Privacy Commission Adopts Recommendations On Social Networking Site's Plug-Ins
On May 13, the Privacy Commission adopted a recommendation on tracking through social plug-ins directed at a social media site and its users.
9 Sep 2015
Oregon Prohibits Employers From Requiring Employees Or Applicants To Establish And Maintain Social Media Accounts
On June 2, the Oregon governor signed a statute that prohibits employers from forcing their employees or job applicants to have social media accounts as a condition of employment.
United States
28 Aug 2015
Connecticut Enacts Employee Social Media Privacy Measure
On May 19, the Connecticut governor signed a law that bars employers from requiring employees or job applicants to provide the employers with access to employee personal online account information.
United States
28 Aug 2015
Belgian Privacy Commission Investigates Social Media Company's Compliance With Data Protection Law
Following a draft academic report published on March 31, the Belgian Privacy Commission announced that it is assessing a social media company's compliance with Belgian data protection law.
22 Jun 2015
ECJ Hears Arguments In Safe Harbor Case
On March 24, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") held an oral hearing in Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner.
European Union
11 Jun 2015
Consumers File Class Action For Privacy Violations Stemming From Facial Recognition Software
On April 1, a class action lawsuit was filed against a social media company for violating an Illinois statute regarding the collection and use of biometric data.
United States
27 May 2015
N.D. Cal. Court Holds Video Streaming Company Did Not Violate The VPPA
The court held that the video streaming service did not knowingly provide the social media company with users; video history, as required to prove a violation of the VPPA...
United States
26 May 2015
UK House Of Commons Science And Technology Committee Warns Of Social Media Providers
In a November 28 communication, the UK House of Commons Science and Technology Committee warned that social media site terms and conditions are not fit as a mechanism for demonstrating user consent...
2 Feb 2015
Germany Makes Most Requests For Disclosure Of User Data To Facebook
Facebook's 2014 Government Request Report reveals that Germany has the highest number of requests for user data per million Facebook users.
28 Jan 2015
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