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 […]

Marriott Faces over £99m GDPR Fine

Marriott International (Marriott) faces a £99m fine or more for a data breach that took place in 2014 at the Starwood hotels group due to poor security practices. Marriott acquired Starwood in 2016 and, according to the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), did not undertake sufficient due diligence during the acquisition of the group. Further, […]