Articles by Stephanie Bodoni

Facebook Faces UK Legal Action Involving Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Facebook Inc. risks being dragged into a UK legal dispute involving almost 1 million British users affected by the Cambridge Analytica scandal, two years after revelations about the misuse of private data caused a global backlash. A group — Facebook …

UK’s Post-Brexit Privacy Protections Fail EU Data Protections, Activist Warns

UK privacy protections were criticized by an activist who told the European Union that the British shouldn’t be trusted to protect user data after Brexit. The personal data of EU citizens “do not at present have an adequate level of …

Google’s YouTube Sued for $3 Billion in UK over Use of Children’s Data

Alphabet Inc.’s Google faces a multibillion-dollar lawsuit in the UK over claims that YouTube routinely breaks privacy laws by tracking children online. The suit, filed on behalf of more than 5 million British children under 13 and their parents, is …

UK Fines Cathay Pacific $639,000 for Data-Security Lapses over 4-Year Period

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. was fined 500,000 pounds ($639,000) by the UK’s privacy watchdog for failing to protect customers’ data due to security lapses lasting nearly four years. The penalty is the highest the UK authority could levy under old …

Electricity Can’t Hold Candle to Artificial Intelligence in Significance: Alphabet CEO

Google’s chief executive officer has left no doubt about how important he thinks artificial intelligence will be to humanity. “AI is one of the most profound things we’re working on as humanity. It’s more profound than fire or electricity,” Alphabet …

EU Privacy Regulators Expected to Raise Fines Under GDPR Data Protection Rules

European Union privacy regulators are gearing up to make full use of expanded powers under new data protection rules, according to a report that found 114 million euros ($126.5 million) in fines have been levied so far for data violations, …

Airlines Liable for Hot Drink Burns During Flights, EU Court Rules

Airlines are liable for a hot drink accidentally spilled and hurting a passenger, the European Union’s top court said in a dispute involving a carrier founded by the late-Formula One motor-racing champion Niki Lauda. “An airline is liable for the …

UK Lawyers Could Be Forced Out of EU Courts with No-Deal Brexit

UK lawyers with lucrative careers in European Union law are fighting to save their jobs after the bloc’s top courts warned that a no-deal Brexit would forbid them from representing clients. In an April letter, a senior official at the …

EU Judges Face Another Major Facebook Privacy Case from Activist Schrems

Five years ago, when activist Max Schrems took Facebook Inc. to the European Union’s top court no one knew what to call the case. The controversy, which led to judges scrapping a key trans-Atlantic data-transfer agreement, was referred to as …

UK Can Reverse Brexit Process, Rules Top EU Court

The U.K. can unilaterally reverse the Brexit process, the European Union’s top court said in a landmark ruling that will fuel the campaign to thwart the divorce on the eve of a possible make or break vote in the British …