Enforcement

EDPB adopts decision on Irish Instagram judgment

The European Data Protection Board has adopted a binding dispute resolution decision addressing issues over the investigation of Instagram by the Irish Data Protection Commission.

29 July 2022

Irish data watchdog gains two top roles

Ireland’s government will appoint two new data commissioners to work alongside current head Helen Dixon, in a move it said would help with the regulator’s growing workload.

28 July 2022

AEPD probes company’s use of Amazon Ring

The Spanish data watchdog has opened a preliminary investigation into a company for its use of Ring, Amazon’s doorbell video surveillance product.

27 July 2022

Dutch regulator fails to revive controversial legitimate interest decision

The Netherlands’ highest administrative court has given the red card to the Dutch data regulator’s VoetbalTV fine, but refused to deal with a key issue about the watchdog’s hardline stance on legitimate interests.

27 July 2022

VW fined €1 million for missing signs on test car

Lower Saxony’s data regulator has fined Volkswagen €1.1 million for shortcomings in the operation of a test car that was used to trial new driver assistance systems.

26 July 2022

Uber settles DOJ investigation

A DOJ non-prosecution agreement has credited Uber for its cooperation and previous multi-million dollar settlements over a 2016 hack, but has conditioned the deal on continued assistance with the prosecution of a former executive allegedly responsible for covering up the breach.

25 July 2022

China issues second-highest global privacy fine

The Cyberspace Administration of China has slapped ride-sharing operator Didi with a 8 billion yuan (€1.12 billion) fine for illegally collecting personal information and undertaking data practices that threatened the country’s national security.

21 July 2022

Slovenia down to the wire on GDPR adoption

Slovenia is set to closely escape prosecution for failure to implement the GDPR, as a bill transposing the legislation has been put before the national parliament just as the European Commission turns up the heat.

21 July 2022

ICO DSG data breach fine halved

A tribunal has cut the ICO’s £500,000 fine against DSG Retail in half, criticising the regulator’s “unusual” decision to significantly narrow its case and rejecting the bulk of the UK watchdog’s findings on the extent of technical vulnerabilities that contributed to a major hack.

20 July 2022

DPOs could still be factor in investigations, ICO chief says

Despite draft legislation removing the requirement for UK businesses to have a dedicated data protection officer, the country’s data watchdog chief has said that having someone in the role will still be taken into account when investigating.

19 July 2022

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