Marriott Hotels

Marriott Faces over £99m GDPR Fine

Marriott International (Marriott) faces a £99m fine or more for a data breach that took place in 2014 at the Starwood hotels group due to poor security practices. Marriott acquired Starwood in 2016 and, according to the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), did not undertake sufficient due diligence during the acquisition of the group. Further, […]

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British Airways Faces a £183m GDPR Fine

British Airways (BA) faces a £183m fine for a data breach that took place in June of last year, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced on Monday. It is the biggest penalty that any data protection authority has doled out yet, dwarfing the previous record of €50 million that France’s CNIL slapped on Google […]

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GDPR Turns One

In a few weeks, the GDPR will crawl out of infancy to take its first shaky steps of toddlerdom. One year on, what does the GDPR have to say for itself? The Buzz For a dry piece of data protection law, the GDPR has generated an immense amount of chatter. In 2018, GDPR had 300,000 […]

Mark Zuckerberg Data Privacy

Facebook’s Privacy Vision from a GDPR Perspective

On Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg described a new ‘Privacy-Focused Vision’ for Facebook. The change feels a bit overdue, after Facebook’s privacy antipathy led to two consecutive quarters of declining users. In his blog post, Zuckerberg laid out the vision for a new ‘privacy-focused platform’: We plan to build this the way we’ve developed WhatsApp: focus on […]

Google

GDPR News Bytes Jan 2019

Google appeal €50 million GDPR fine CNIL, the Data Protection Authority in France, announced they has issued a €50 million euro fine to Google for GDPR violations. As expected, Google quickly appealed the decision claiming it had ‘worked hard’ to create a transparent consent process and was ‘concerned about the impact of this ruling on […]

The Global Impact of the GDPR

The GDPR has been part of EU law since May 2018 and its impact is being felt around the world. Aside from the fact that all businesses processing the data of EU citizens must comply with the regulation, the GDPR has inspired a data privacy movement in both the corporate world and among international legislation. […]