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 […]

Facebook’s Privacy Vision from a GDPR Perspective

On Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg described a new ‘Privacy-Focused Vision’ for Facebook. The change feels a bit overdue, after Facebook’s privacy antipathy led to two consecutive quarters of declining users. In his blog post, Zuckerberg laid out the vision for a new ‘privacy-focused platform’: We plan to build this the way we’ve developed WhatsApp: focus on […]