Enforcement

Singapore commission clarifies reasonable security standards

Singapore’s data watchdog has warned a freelance tuition website over a design fault that exposed tutors’ educational certificates.

24 April 2019

Greek watchdog fines oil company for data leak

Greece’s data protection authority has fined Hellenic Petroleum €30,000 after personal information collected by a contractor appeared online.

17 April 2019

ICO imposes fine over mass data sharing

The UK’s data watchdog has found parent support club Bounty's failure to obtain proper consent for sharing information affected an “unprecedentedly large” number of data subjects in the history of the regulator’s data broking investigations.

12 April 2019

INAI investigates app developer leak

Mexico’s privacy regulator is investigating two third-party Facebook app developers following allegations that they are responsible for leaking data relating to 540 million users.

10 April 2019

EDPS to investigate Microsoft contracts

The European Data Protection Supervisor is examining whether contractual agreements between EU institutions and Microsoft are compliant with new privacy regulations.

09 April 2019

Danish WHOIS registrar breaching GDPR

Denmark’s privacy watchdog has ordered domain names administrator DK Hostmaster to change its handling of the personal data of registrant proxies.

08 April 2019

Report points to how EU could force data sharing

As the European Commission considers forcing data holders to grant access to competitors, an expert report to the European Commission has said antitrust law could specify when data holders could be forced to grant access to their competitors.

04 April 2019

Ad lobby’s own website violates GDPR, activist argues

Privacy activist Johnny Ryan has filed a GDPR complaint against the cookie consent practices of online ad industry trade body the Interactive Advertising Bureau.

03 April 2019

Swedish watchdog opens investigation into Klarna Bank

The Swedish data protection authority has opened an investigation into Klarna Bank after receiving complaints over the bank’s data processes.

03 April 2019

Swiss court slates insurer’s data collection

A Swiss court has ruled that insurer Helsana unlawfully processed customer data for a bonus scheme app, but that the scheme itself is valid – raising questions about whether consent can be used a legal basis for using data under the country’s health insurance act.

02 April 2019

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