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Irish High court freezes probe into Facebook’s EU-U.S. data flows

Ireland’s High Court on Monday (14 September) temporarily froze a probe by Facebook’s lead European Union regulator that threatened to halt the U.S. social media giant’s transatlantic data flows, ... Read More
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GDPR fines mount

In the over two years since Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was implemented on the EU and EEA, a team of financial analysts from Finbold has studied the ... Read More
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How are organised crime groups involved in sports corruption?

Europol publishes its report, The involvement of organised crime groups in sports corruption. The report highlights the link between sports corruption and organised crime: the characteristics of criminal networks, ... Read More
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Major tech corporations face multi-billion-euro cases for alleged GDPR breaches

Two multinational data processing firms are facing legal action that could amount to billions of euros for alleged breaches of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Privacy ... Read More
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Possibly largest ever bust of banknote counterfeiters in the history of the euro

Law enforcement authorities from Italy, Belgium and France, supported by Europol, dismantled an organised crime network involved in euro counterfeiting. The criminal network dismantled in Italy produced 25% of ... Read More
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EU top court invalidates EU-US data transfer agreement over surveillance concerns

  The European Union’s top court ruled on Thursday that an agreement with the US allowing for the transfer of personal data from the bloc to Washington is invalid ... Read More
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Huge wine frauds uncovered in Europe; Legal proceedings

Fresh allegations have emerged in a major wine fraud investigation underway at Spain’s top criminal court, the Audencia Nacional. The inquiry centers on the involvement of two of Spain’s ... Read More
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Norway data protection authority temporarily bans use of coronavirus tracking app

Norway’s data inspectorate has banned the use of a public health application to control the spread of COVID-19 over data protection concerns. The application Smittestopp “collects large amounts of ... Read More

Mastercard and Visa lose legal round in Europe over swipe fees

Wednesday, the highest court in the U.K. upheld a 2018 ruling by a lower court, the Court of Appeal, that payments firms Visa and Mastercard had restricted competition for ... Read More
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TikTok faces scrutiny from EU watchdogs over Data practices

TikTok, ByteDance Ltd.’s social media app, is facing broader scrutiny over its privacy policies, following a decision by the European Union’s data protection chiefs to coordinate potential investigations. Wednesday’s ... Read More
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