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EDPS calls for cooperation between DPAs, electoral regulators and audio-visual regulators

20/03/2018 by:

In the aftermath of the recent Cambridge Analytica and Facebook revelations, Giovanni Buttarelli, European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), said: “The solution is to be found beyond content management and transparency, though they may help where...

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CNIL flexible on enforcement of new obligations for first months of GDPR regime

02/03/2018 by:

France’s Data Protection Authority, the CNIL, announced last month that in the first months of implementation of the GDPR, it may not sanction beaches of new obligations or rights resulting from the GDPR, such as the right to data portability and...

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Belgian Court rules for Belgium’s Data Protection Commission against Facebook

23/02/2018 by:

In a decisive ruling, the Brussels Court of First Instance ruled on 16th February in an 84 page judgement that Facebook must stop placing cookies on users’ computers unless: 1 - It has informed users “in a clear and comprehensive manner, fully and...

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Telecom Italy fined 840,000 euros for marketing calls without consent

20/02/2018 by:

The Garante, Italy’s Data Protection Commission, has issued an administrative fine of Euros 840,000 for breaching Italy’s Privacy Code. Telecom Italia had made promotional telephone calls without consent to former customers who had not given...

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Challenges ahead for the European Data Protection Board

07/02/2018 by:

The retiring Chair of the EU Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, who is the President of France’s CNIL (data protection commission), said that some national DPAs have expressed concern over the slow progress with...

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