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Dutch and Canadian DPAs challenge WhatsApp's compliance with their privacy laws

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31/01/2013 by:

WhatsApp is in breach of data protection law, Canadian and Dutch data protection authorities have revealed. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) and the Dutch Data Protection Authority say that the app violates their privacy laws...

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EU DPAs warn Google about enforcement action

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21/02/2013 by:

The EU Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) are to decide in their meeting on 26 February about starting joint enforcement action against Google for the faults  in the company’s new Privacy Policy. The DP Commissioners aim to establish a working...

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Hamburg's DPA fines Google for Street View

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22/04/2013 by:

The German city state of Hamburg has today issued a fine of 145,000 euros on Google for its data collection during Street View operations. The DPA says that the company collected personal data during 2008-2010 through unencrypted Wifi connections....

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DPAs from Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific monitor privacy policies on websites

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09/05/2013 by:

Data Protection Authorities from around the globe are this week organising an “Internet Privacy Sweep” to examine the transparency of companies’ websites.  The initiative will help enforcement authorities to identify sites or apps which may warran...

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France and Spain take action on Google

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24/06/2013 by:

France’s DPA, the CNIL, has ordered Google to comply with France’s Data Protection Act within three months or otherwise it will impose sanctions on the company of up to up to 150,000 euros. Spain’s DPA has similarly warned Google that it could fac...

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CNIL fines Google €150,000 for the failure of its privacy policy to comply with the law

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09/01/2014 by:

The CNIL, France’s Data Protection Authority, issued a €150,000 monetary penalty on Google Inc. on 3 January saying that Google’s 2012 single privacy policy, applying to various Google services,  does not comply with France’s Data Protection Act....

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DPAs to conduct privacy enforcement sweep next week

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08/05/2014 by:

27 Data Protection Authorities from around the world will be scrutinising organisations’ collection and use of personal information on mobile apps next week. This online sweep, to be carried out 12-18 May, and organised by the Global Privacy...

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CNIL issues public warning to Orange France

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27/08/2014 by:

France’s Data Protection Authority, the CNIL, has sanctioned the mobile telephone company, Orange France, for a data security breach. A public warning, issued on 25 August, follows a security breach which jeopardised personal data of more than one...

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Verizon to pay $7.4 million for its data protection failures

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08/09/2014 by:

Verizon has agreed to pay $7.4 to settle an investigation brought by US Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau. The Commission found that Verizon had failed to inform some two million customers of their privacy rights prior to...

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DPAs adopt resolution on enforcement cooperation

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16/10/2014 by:

Members of the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners say that they will further enhance their enforcement cooperation by agreeing to develop a secure international information platform to share confidential...

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CNIL shows France’s PSG Football Club a yellow card

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06/08/2015 by:

The CNIL, France’s DP Authority, has ordered Paris Saint-Germain Football Club (PSG Football), one of France’s leading soccer clubs, to properly manage its file for excluding spectators from the stadium. There is a legal framework for excluding...

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DPAs’ Enforcement Network grows in numbers and reach

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21/03/2016 by:

The Data Protection Authorities’ Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN), now has 59 privacy enforcement authority members in 43 jurisdictions. In 2016, GPEN intends to increase membership from under-represented regions (Africa, Asia, South...

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EU DPAs target WhatsApp and Yahoo – 1st step in enhanced enforcement cooperation

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28/10/2016 by:

The EU Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (WP29) has sent a letter to WhatsApp saying that they have serious concerns regarding the sharing of information within the “Facebook family of companies”. The DPAs say that the Terms of Service and...

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Canada’s national DPA to step up enforcement

22/09/2017 by:

Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Daniel Therrien, is recommending legislative amendments to provide for order-making powers and the ability to impose administrative monetary penalties in line with some of Canada’s provinces and many other...

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