CJEU ruling on the use of social media plugins

The blurring lines of data controllers: a case for joint responsibility of website operators and social media giants In recent days, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “CJEU”) ruled on a crucial matter regarding the privacy-compliant integration of a Facebook ‘Like‘ Button by Fashion ID, a German website operator (C-40/17). In a…

Two interesting developments in the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica story

There have been two interesting and potentially significant developments in the ongoing Facebook/Cambridge Analytica story. One is Facebook’s announcement that it is appealing a UK penalty for data misuse. The other is that information relating to Facebook was seized from a business person visiting the UK by a UK parliamentary committee investigating Facebook in respect…