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Top News: Uber suffers breach, Digital Markets Act signed into law, and more

Digital Markets Act signed into law

The Digital Markets Act was signed into law by the Council of the European Union and EU Parliament. The DMA aims to guarantee a competitive and fair digital sector. It will ensure that no large online platform acts as a ‘gatekeeper’, a private rule-maker in digital markets by controlling at least one so-called ‘core platform services’. Read More

Infogreffe fined by CNIL

France’s data protection authority, CNIL, has imposed an administrative of 250,000 euros on legal service provider Infogreffe for violating its GDPR obligations regarding the retention periods and security of personal data. The company was found to be in violation of the data retention requirements under Article 5(1)(e) and data security obligations under Article 32 of the GDPR. Read More

Uber suffers breach

Uber suffered a breach of its network with the hacker gaining complete access to the Amazon and Google-hosted cloud environments where the company stores its source code and user data. It is reported that the hacker gained access through social engineering; by sending a text message to an Uber worker claiming to be a company tech employee and persuading them to hand over a password that gave them access to the network. Read More

EU general court upholds ruling Google

Google has lost its appeal in an antitrust ruling in the European Union’s General Court, requiring the company to pay a fine of 4.125 billion euros ($4.12 billion). The court ruled that it “largely confirms the European Commission’s decision that Google imposed unlawful restrictions on manufacturers of Android mobile devices and mobile network operators to consolidate the dominant position of its search engine.” Read More

Google, Meta fined in S. Korea

South Korea has imposed a penalty of approximately $71.8 million (100 billion KRW) against Google and Meta for violating the country’s privacy law. The companies are accused of not receiving legitimate consent in the process of collecting information from users who visit their websites and use other websites as well as apps for customized advertisements. Read More

California AADCA signed into law

The California Gov. has signed the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act (AADCA) into law, aimed at protecting minors online. Expected to go into effect on July 1st, 2024, the law establishes children-friendly limits and restrictions on online services offered to children within the State. Read More

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