Issue 138


  • Ireland’s president signed the Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Bill 2022.
  • ICO published new guidance on UK Binding Corporate Rules.
  • The European Data Protection Board highlighted actions taken by the Irish, Italian and Spanish Supervisory Authorities on TikTok’s legal basis used for personalised ads.
  • The State Commissioner for Data Protection of Lower Saxony issued a fine on Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft for EUR 1.1 million for GDPR violations.
  • CNIL published recommendations to develop solutions for age verification on the Internet.


  • US House Committee on Energy and Commerce passed house resolution for the American Data Privacy and Protection Act after amendments.
  • Quebec government proposed draft regulation under the Act to modernise legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information (2021, chapter 25).
  • TikTok reaches USD 92 million class action settlement for improperly harvesting users’ private data.
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined US Bank for USD 37.5 million for illegally exploiting personal data to open sham accounts for unsuspecting customers.
  • T-Mobile agreed to a USD 500 million settlement for a  class action lawsuit for a data breach involving 76.6 million US residents.
  • US Senate Commerce Committee passed two federal bills to protect children and teenagers’ online privacy.


  • BattleGrounds Mobile India banned due to data privacy concerns. Reports Economic Times
  • Aarogya Setu’s data sharing protocol discontinued over privacy concerns. Reports Economic Times
  • Chongqing Provincial Communications Administration published notice for apps violating users rights and interests.
  • Singapore’s Smart Nation and Digital Government Office published third annual update on the personal data protection efforts carried out by the Singapore Government.

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