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Eversheds Sutherland comment: Uber agrees to 20 years of privacy audits to settle FTC charges

  • United Kingdom

    16-08-2017

    Paula Barrett, Partner and Head of Privacy and Cyber Security (International) at Eversheds Sutherland, says:

    “The themes in this US case will resonate in the UK and elsewhere. There have been a series of cases recently where access to data by employees of an organisation has been viewed as excessive or inappropriate, infringing data security and/or otherwise being inconsistent with the information provided to the individuals about the collection, use or disclosure of their personal data. It also serves as a reminder that individuals can have privacy rights whatever their employment status.

    “Monitoring and tracking of individuals can trigger compliance issues with several laws. As businesses prepare for GDPR, they should look closely at the monitoring and tracking which they are undertaking, not just of customers but also of staff and other individuals. This can have the impact of bringing companies outside of the EU into the jurisdictional reach of the GDPR.”

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