Data Protection News Update 18 September 2023

United Kingdom

Former family intervention officer convicted of illegally accessing social services records

  • An internal council audit found the defendant unlawfully accessed the records of 145 people between the 17th of January 2019 and the 17th of October 2019.
  • The worker resigned from the council before disciplinary proceedings commenced.
  • The fines imposed on the worker total 509 GBP.

United States

Attorney General in California reaches $93m settlement with Google over its location privacy practices

  • The California Department of Justice decided that Google had deceived users by “collecting, storing, and using their location data for consumer profiling and advertising purposes without informed consent”.


Open AI to open EU office

  • OpenAI is planning on opening its first office in the EU in Dublin, Ireland;
  • Nine positions are posted on OpenAI’s website for the office in Dublin, one of which includes a privacy program manager.
  • Open AI already has offices in San Francisco, California, and London, England.

X Corp and MoPub face class action in the Netherlands over data practices

  • X Corp, formerly known as Twitter, is facing a Dutch class-action lawsuit alongside MoPub, its former mobile advertising platform.
  • The lawsuit alleges unlawful tracking of users, data sharing and data collection from over 30,000 free mobile applications in the Netherlands, from October 2013 to December 2021.


Canadian Government publish employee AI use guidelines


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