Australian Sports Retailer Decathlon Fined $1.5 Million Over Incorrect Warning Labels on Basketball Hoops, Pools

The Federal Court of Australia has ordered sporting goods retailer Decathlon to pay $1.5 million for selling basketball hoops and inflatable pools with incorrect warning labels, breaching consumer law. On Aug. 17, Justice John Nicholas ruled that Decathlon was “careless” …

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Fashion Brand Lorna Jane Fined AUS$5m for Misleading Claims

Australian Activewear brand Lorna Jane has been given a $5 million fine over misleading claims its activewear would “stop the spread” of COVID-19. “Lorna Jane sought to exploit that fear and concern of the public through the use of misleading …

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Johnson & Johnson Recalls Neutrogena, Aveeno Sunscreen Products Due to Presence of Benzene

American healthcare company Johnson & Johnson is recalling five of its sunscreen products due to traces of benzene, a chemical that can cause cancer, found in some samples. The company announced the voluntary recall on July 14 after an internal …

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Tiktok Sued in UK and EU for Collecting Data of Minors

A claim filed in the U.K. and EU seeks billions of dollars from social media developer TikTok for the collection and usage of data from minors on their platform. The suit is being brought by former children’s commissioner for England …

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Newly IPOed TrustPilot Faces Federal Class Action Lawsuit for Deceptive Business Practices

Review aggregation service TrustPilot is facing a federal class action lawsuit for deceptive business practices shortly after it received a valuation of $1.49 billion following its initial public stock offering on Tuesday. The Danish company was created in 2007 and …

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IKEA Goes on Trial in France for Spying on Customers

IKEA’s French branch and many of its executives are going to trial on Monday over accusations that they illegally spied on employees and customers.  In 2012, French investigative publications, Le Canard Enchaine and Mediapart, uncovered IKEA France’s illegal surveillance.  Authorities …

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France Rejects Suspension of Apple Privacy Feature

The French data protection authority is investigating Apple’s advertising tools after a complaint that its personalized advertising feature violates European Union privacy rules. A lobbyist group France Digitale filed a complaint on March 9 with the French National Commission on …

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Italy Fines Facebook over Data Collection Violations

The Italian Competition Authority, Autorita Garante Della Concorrenza E Del Mercato (AGCM), has fined Facebook Ireland Ltd. and Facebook Inc. €7 million for not complying with an order issued in November 2018. Facebook was not informing their users regarding the …

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