The British general election having concluded, there are, according to the Telegraph, concerns that election laws designed to prevent deliberate misinformation of the electorate have become hopelessly outmoded, and that all the contending parties gamed the legal system to push more-or-less mendacious lines.
Huawei is also taking to the courts more frequently. The Hong Kong Free Press notes that the Chinese hardware giant has begun suing private citizens for defamation, and links to a Twitter account, HuaweiFacts FR, which offers the company's perspective on those suits. HuaweiFacts FR says it offers facts, and does so with full transparency; the Hong Kong Free Press calls the litigation "bullying," and doubts that it will win Huawei many friends.
Germany's Bundesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit (BfDI) has fined call center 1&1 Telecom GmbH €9.6m ($10.5 million) for failing to properly authenticate customers calling in to access their accounts. The company was willing to authenticate callers on the strength of their providing a name and date of birth. The BfDI found this a violation, Naked Security says, of GDPR's Article 13, Security of Processing.