Data protection regulations and COVID-19

The world is facing an extraordinary situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Governments and private institutions around the world are fighting to alleviate the spread of the virus by implementing care measures which can include personal data processing.   European Commission evaluation report The evaluation report published by the European Commission demonstrates how GDPR (The […]

€17 Million GDPR Fine for Italian Telecom Provider

Wind Tre S.p.A. an Italian company, has been fined for violating the privacy rights of its users under the GDPR (The General Data Protection Regulation). According to the report published by the Italian DPA (Data Protection Authority), the company processed personal data for marketing purposes. Users complained about receiving messages, emails and faxes without their […]

Google Loses Its Appealing To The €50 million GDPR Fine

On the 21st of January 2019, CNIL (The Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés) fined Google under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) with €50 million for the lack of transparency towards data subjects, for the lack of valid consent on ads personalization, and for not offering proper and clear information to the users. […]

Company Fined 725,000€ for Collecting Employee’s Fingerprints

The Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, “Dutch DPA”) recently fined a company for violating the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by collecting personal data using fingerprint systems. Under the GDPR, ”biometric data means personal data resulting from specific technical processing relating to the physical, physiological or behavioural characteristics of a natural person, which allow […]