Clearview AI accused of ‘’illegal mass surveillance’’

The tech firm Clearview AI, which created a controversial facial recognition technology, is accused of conducting “mass surveillance’’ in multiple countries. A Canadian criminal investigation found that the New York-based company violated the personal data protection law. Daniel Therrien, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada stated ‘’What Clearview does is mass surveillance, and it is illegal. […]

CNIL fines Google LLC and Google Ireland with a total of €100 million for Using Cookies illegally

Google has been fined by CNIL (Commission Nationale de l’informatique et des Libertés) on the 7th of December 2020, for placing advertising cookies in the users’ computers without obtaining their consent. Following the investigation, it was found that the ‘’Privacy reminder from Google’’ banner did not inform the user about the cookies that were already […]

GDPR Fines and Penalties

The most widely discussed aspect of the GDPR are the fines and penalties. We explain how organisations can incur penalties for non-compliance and explore their impact. GDPR Maximum Fines The GDPR imposes maximum fines of €20 million or 4% of annual worldwide turnover, whichever is higher. This can be applied if an organisation fails to […]