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General Data Protection Regulation

Data protection fines hit £100m during first 18 months of GDPR

23/01/2020(0)
European countries have imposed approximately €114 million (£97 million) in data protection fines on businesses since revamped laws came into force in May 2018. Regulators have received 160,000 data ... Read More
General Data Protection Regulation

The Personal Data Commissioner in Cyprus slaps record fines for data violations

14/01/2020(0)
The Office of the Commissioner for Personal Data Protection in Cyprus, an independent public authority responsible for monitoring the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) and other laws in ... Read More
data protection

Europeans should control their B-to-B data, says EU commissioner

08/01/2020(0)
The United States and China are the world’s leaders in harvesting and exploiting personal data and the European Union must make sure the same thing does not happen when ... Read More
General Data Protection Regulation

Internet provider faces big GDPR fine for lax call centre checks

30/12/2019(0)
A German internet service provider faces a €9.6m ($10.6m; £8m) fine after being accused of failing to carry out tough enough customer ID checks. Germany’s data protection watchdog said ... Read More
airbnb

Airbnb cannot be treated as a real estate agency – European Court of Justice

27/12/2019(0)
The European Court of Justice, Europe’s top court,delivered Airbnb a major victory as the company readies for its public debut next year. Airbnb cannot be treated as a real ... Read More
volkswagen-scandal

VW accused of emissions cheating in UK’s largest class action lawsuit

05/12/2019(0)
Volkswagen Group is facing one of the largest-ever UK class action lawsuits, with almost 100,000 vehicle owners accusing it of misleading them by installing emissions-cheating software that made it ... Read More
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FB suffers legal blow in EU court

04/10/2019(0)
Facebook on Wednesday was dealt a major blow in the EU’s top court, which ruled that national courts in Europe can order online platforms to remove defamatory content worldwide. ... Read More
illegal waste

From trash to treasure: the growing illegal waste trafficking market

20/09/2019(0)
It’s well known there’s always two sides of a story, if not more, but we all agree that waste management is an important issue as waste has a huge ... Read More
brexit

Brexit latest: EU nationals to be granted right to stay in UK for three years in case of no-deal Brexit

06/09/2019(0)
Britain’s government has abandoned plans to end freedom of movement for European Union citizens immediately after a possible no-deal Brexit and will instead return to an earlier policy of ... Read More
General Data Protection Regulation

Facial recognition use triggers GDPR fine

30/08/2019(0)
Sweden’s Data Protection Authority has issued its first fine for violations of the European Union’s General Data Protection regulation after a school launched a facial recognition pilot program to ... Read More
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