WhatsApp was fined a record €225m by the Irish data protection regulator after the EU privacy watchdog pressured Ireland to raise the penalty for the company’s privacy breaches. It is a vastly substantial increase in fine from the first proposed range of between €30 to €50 million (approx. US$35.6
In this day and age, we hear a lot of people talking about “consent”. Like many other things in life, there are different views of opinion and different takes on the topic. This is only complicated further when working with consent across different countries in Europe. In this blog post,
Big news last week in the privacy world. The European Court of Justice has annulled the EU-US Privacy Shield, the data exchange treaty between the two parties. This ruling follows a complaint by privacy activist Maximilian Schrems (also known from the Schrems I judgment, which annulled the ‘Safe Harbour Decision’).
In the Netherlands, the Consumentenbond (Dutch Consumers’ Association) and the Data Privacy Stichting (Dutch Data Privacy Foundation) have entered into a partnership to hold Facebook responsible for violating the privacy of their users. This has manifested itself in the summons of Facebook in which both parties aim to obtain compensation
The article 18 of the GDPR is the following: “the data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies: The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy
The right to be forgotten derives from the case Google Spain SL in 2014. For the first time, the right to be forgotten is codified and to be found in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in addition to the right to erasure. The article 17 of the GDPR is the following: “the