NEWS: MAY 2018

The GDPR came into effect on 25 May 2018. In the UK, the Data Protection Act 2018 was given Royal Assent and now implements the Regulation. For the statute, click here.

Max Schrems, the privacy activist and lawyer, has started a €7.6 billion GDPR lawsuit against Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Google Android. For his press release about the action, and links to the complaints filed, click here.

U.K. homes may not be aware of the level of data collection on them by companies through their connected devices, the Guardian newspaper warns. To read the article, click here.

The European Data Protection Supervisor has released a preliminary opinion on ‘privacy by design’. To read it, click here.

The European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs has released its draft agenda for a hearing on June 4th on the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica case. To read it, click here.