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Belgian DPA fines IAB Europe €250,000
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Poland’s DPA orders disclosure of behavioural profile to website user
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Italy’s cookie guidelines in force
EU adopts adequacy decision with South Korea
Spain to create an AI regulator
Zambia, Rwanda and Zimbabwe adopt data protection laws

Belgian DPA fines IAB Europe €250,000

Belgium’s DPA (APD) announced on 2 February that the Transparency and Consent Framework (TCF), developed by IAB Europe, does not comply with several provisions of the GDPR. The TCF is a widely used mechanism that facilitates the management of users’ preferences for online personalised advertising, and plays a pivotal role in Real Time Bidding (RTB). The APD imposed a €250,000 fine on the company, and gives IAB Europe two months to present an action plan to bring its activities into compliance.

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