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 […]

Vodafone Italy Fined with over €12 million for Violating the GDPR Through Abusive Telemarketing

Vodafone Italy has been fined more than €12 million for illegally processing users’ personal data for commercial purposes. As EDPB (European Data Protection Board) specifies in their report on this case, hundreds of complaints have been sent to the Italian Garante following the marketing calls made by Vodafone to its users. The Italian authority demonstrated […]

Swedish Giant H&M Fined With Over €30 Million By GDRP For Unlawfully Storing And Collecting Personal Data Of Their Employees

The Swedish clothing company H&M (Hennes & Mauritz) has been fined €35.5 million by the German Data Protection Authority on the 1st of October 2020, after a data leak from a service center from Nuremberg Germany, which revealed the illegal collection of personal data of the employees by the managers. The monitoring activity targeted several […]

€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. […]