Top News: Instagram Kids on hold, Hong Kong passes anti-doxxing privacy bill


Norwegian DPA fines company for illegal data transfer

The Norwegian Data Protection Authority imposed a fine of NOK 5 million on toll company Ferde alleging the company transferred personal data about Norwegian motorists to China. An audit by the authority found that Ferde breached obligations under the Privacy Ordinance and it did not have a valid basis for transferring personal data to China. Read More


Hong Kong adopts anti-doxxing privacy law

Hong Kong lawmakers passed a privacy bill that criminalizes the public release of information identifying an individual without consent "with an intent to cause specified harm or being reckless" about the harm caused. The anti-doxxing privacy bill empowers the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data to investigate and prosecute doxxing incidents in the region. Read More


Xiomi phone under investigation by German IT watchdog

A week after Lithuania's National Cyber Security Centre urged citizens to dispose of any Chinese-made mobile phone handsets, Germany's federal cybersecurity watchdog (BSI) is examining Xiaomi’s M10T model. As per the Lithuanian body, Xiaomi phones had a built-in ability to detect an