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Top News: European Commission to face lawsuit, US’ new data privacy bill, and more

European Commission sued over data transfer violation

The European Commission has been sued for alleged violation of its own data protection rules when transferring citizens’ personal data from one of its websites to the US. While the EU institutions do not fall within the direct scope of the GDPR, this lawsuit is expected to extend the effect of the Schrems II ruling to them as well. Read More

Datatilsynet fines law firm

Denmark's Datatilsynet has recommended a fine of DKK 500,000 against Danish law firm SIRIUS advokater for failing to implement sufficient data security measures. The penalty stems from a March 2020 data breach that allowed hackers to gain access to and encrypt the company’s servers which contained information about its clients and counterparties. Read More

Didi faces $1b fine over data security

The Cyberspace Administration of China is planning to impose a fine of more than $1 billion on ride-hailing platform Didi Global over claims of alleged insufficient data security practices. Payment of the fine would put an end to the yearlong investigation that led to the suspension of Didi apps and restricted the company from adding new users to its platform. Read More

House approves bipartisan data privacy bill

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has approved the bipartisan data privacy bill dubbed the American Data Privacy and Protection Act. This national privacy regime would require companies to collect only the data necessary to provide their products or services and also allow consumers to correct or delete their data. Read More

Microsoft Teams suffers global outage

Microsoft Teams suffered a global outage that started around 6 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday morning. The company cited a disruption in a recent software update that "contained a broken connection to an internal storage service". Read More


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