News stories posted during 2019

Google fined €50 million in France for GDPR breach about consent

21/01/2019 by:

France’s Data Protection Authority, the CNIL, has today announced a 50 million euro fine on Google LLC for lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding the  personalisation of advertisements. The case was...

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Mutual EU-Japan adequacy decision now in force

23/01/2019 by:

The adequacy framework for the transfer of personal data between Japan and the European Union, the first on a mutual basis, has been adopted and applies to both sides as of today, 23 January 2019. Haruhi Kumazawa, Personal Information Protection...

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EU considers the possibility of legislating for Artificial Intelligence

31/01/2019 by:

Speaking at the CPDP conference in Brussels yesterday, Karolina Mojzesowicz, Deputy Head, Data Protection Unit, the European Commission, said that the EU Commission is now considering whether additional legislation is needed for AI. The EU...

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Facebook’s conduct “exploitative abuse” says Germany’s competition regulator

11/02/2019 by:

Germany’s Bundeskartellamt, the national competition regulator, says that the extent to which Facebook collects, merges and uses data in user accounts constitutes an abuse of a dominant position, and it is imposing restrictions on Facebook’s...

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EDPB advises on Brexit implications for data transfers and BCRs

18/02/2019 by:

In the event of a no-deal Brexit, the UK ICO would no longer be able to approve BCRs in cooperation with the other EU DPAs. The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) advises that current BCR holders need to identify the new BCR Lead Supervisory...

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