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The Weekly Grail

Sunday July 14 2019

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Cecilia Kang of The New York Times reports on the approval of a $5 billion fine assigned to Facebook over misuse of data and poor data privacy practices over past years in F.T.C Approves Facebook Fine of About $5 Billion

Charles Riley of CNN reports on what could be the largest fine under the GDPR for a recent data breach at British Airways in British Airways faces $230 million fine. It would be a record under Europe's tough data privacy law

The International Commissioner’s Office detailed a notice of its intention to fine Marriott International over £99 million for infringements of the General Data Protection Regulation following an extensive investigation in a recent statement

Joe Uchill of Axios discusses the risks that come with lack of verification, fraud prevention, and overall process structure for handling data subject access requests in Hacking the vulnerabilities in privacy laws

Stephanie Bodoni of Bloomberg reports on an investigation into Google regarding a violation of security policies by a language reviewer who leaked confidential audio data in Google Data Breach Faces Review by Irish Privacy Watchdog

Sam Sabin of Morning Consult shares that the House Energy and Commerce Committee is planning to introduce its own version of privacy legislation later this year in House Lawmakers Target September, October for Data Privacy Bill, Aides Say

Jason A. Bernstein, Todd G. Vare, and Brian J. McGinnins of Barnes & Thornburg LLP share how a county government in Pennsylvania ended up facing a large fine over misuse of personal data in $68 Million Verdict Is An Expensive Data Privacy Lesson For Counties And Other Governments

From our Blog

Tara Taubman Bassirian, Data Protection and IP Consultant at Data Rainbow, details the challenges of navigating new privacy regulations paired with strategies for achieving compliance in a DataGrail Interview Series.

Jen Driggers is excited to drive and design aspects of DataGrail’s products and solutions. Read about it in her Employee Spotlight.