Netherlands, Germany and UK record most GDPR breach notices

Netherlands, Germany and UK record most GDPR breach notices

Netherlands, Germany and UK record most GDPR breach notices

More than 59,000 personal data breaches have been reported across Europe since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), with the Netherlands, Germany and UK most affected, according to new analysis from DLA Piper. Despite this, only 91 GDPR fines have been imposed, but the law firm expects higher numbers in 2019. DLA Piper said the number and…

Europe recalls childrens’ smartwatch in data protection first

Europe recalls childrens’ smartwatch in data protection first

Europe recalls childrens’ smartwatch in data protection first

The European Commission (EC) has recalled a smartwatch aimed at children over concerns that its GPS feature could be hacked, exposing children to potential risk. It is thought to be the first time an EU recall has been issued over data protection issues. The EC’s RAPEX system issued the alert for the Enox Safe-Kid-One smartwatch last week. The Commission said…

Insurance sector M&A up in 2018 but temporary slowdown expected this year

Insurance sector M&A up in 2018 but temporary slowdown expected this year

Insurance sector M&A up in 2018 but temporary slowdown expected this year

Global insurance merger and acquisition (M&A) activity was up by 9% last year, according to Clyde & Co, but the law firm said political and economic uncertainty around the world would mean a slowdown in deals, at least in the short term. The Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific all saw an increase in M&A activity in 2018. Clyde & Co’s insurance…

Risk managers advised to check policies as not all UK insurers have created EU ops

Risk managers advised to check policies as not all UK insurers have created EU ops

Risk managers advised to check policies as not all UK insurers have created EU ops

French and other EU-based risk managers need not panic about the continuity of their coverage with UK and London market insurers, and ability to receive claims, post-Brexit, according to a panel of experts at the AMRAE conference in Deauville. But they are advised to check polices because not all UK insurers have created EU subsidiaries…

Google challenges record €50m fine for GDPR breaches

Google challenges record €50m fine for GDPR breaches

Google challenges record €50m fine for GDPR breaches

Google has been fined €50m under Europe’s new data protection rules by the French data protection regulator CNIL, making it the largest penalty by some margin since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was introduced in May 2018. The company was fined for failing to obtain user consent in full before personalising adverts, but has decided to challenge the ruling…

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