Data security and breaches

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has published its 2023 Annual Report, highlighting a record year with DPC fines accounting for 87% of all GDPR fines issued across the EU. A busy year for the DPC also saw a 20% increase in reported personal data breaches as Helen Dixon steps down after 10 years in

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On February 21, 2024, the California Attorney General (CA AG) announced that it had reached a settlement with DoorDash over allegations that the company failed to comply with “sale” requirements under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and disclosure requirements under the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA). The settlement requires DoorDash to pay

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Author: Carolyn Bigg

Are we seeing a return of proactive enforcement of Hong Kong’s data protection laws, after a lull in recent years?

On 14 November 2022, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (“PCPD”) published two investigation reports for non-compliance of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (“PDPO”):

  • EC Healthcare’s failure to obtain


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Author: Sarah Birkett

Anyone with a passing interest in Australian privacy laws will no doubt have heard about the Optus data breach. The incident, which was made public in late September 2022, is thought to have affected around 9 million individuals (almost 40% of the Australian population), with identity documents relating to approximately 2.22 million
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