Top News: Bavarian DPA rules against the use of Mailchimp, invites $560,000 GDPR fine

German Data Protection Authority rules against the use of Mailchimp

The Bavarian DPA ruled that a German company’s use of US-based Mailchimp’s email marketing service to send newsletters to its subscribers was impermissible under GDPR. It opined that Mailchimp may be considered an electronic communications service provider and is potentially subject to data access by US intelligence services. The ruling concluded that the transfer of email addresses to the US was illegal following the Schrems II judgment.

Facebook data of over 500 million users leaked

Personal information of more than 500 million Facebook users from 106 countries was published on a hacking forum for free. As reported by Business Insider, the exposed data includes individuals’ full names, locations, phone numbers, birthdates, bios, and, in some cases, email addresses.

LinkedIn facing probe over data sold on a hacking forum

LinkedIn is facing a probe from the Italian privacy watchdog after user data of over 500 million users was put up for sale on a hacking forum. The data, which includes full names, profile IDs, email addresses, and phone numbers, was scraped by hackers from publicly viewable information. Read more about it here.