Region: Austria

ECJ to weigh in on Schrems Facebook litigation

The EU’s highest court is set to assess how Facebook has used personal data in the GDPR era, in a case that activist Max Schrems says could force the company to pay damages to millions of users.

20 July 2021

Clearview faces multiple GDPR complaints

A group of NGOs has filed coordinated complaints about Clearview AI’s data scraping to regulators in numerous European countries – but enforcement of any regulatory decisions could be tough.

27 May 2021

ECJ to hear new non-material GDPR damage reference

Austria’s Supreme Court has sent key questions about the availability of GDPR non-material damages to the European Court of Justice – months after Germany’s constitutional court ordered a lower court to make a similar EU reference.

13 May 2021

Google data transfers enforcement heats up

Austria’s data protection authority has heard submissions from Google and Max Schrems’s activist group over data transfers to the US – in enforcement that Schrems suggests could be worth billions.

06 May 2021

€18 million GDPR fine overturned

An Austrian court has spiked one of the largest GDPR fines to date, in another sign that European data regulators are struggling to land big penalties.

02 December 2020

Austrian tax law data retention criticised

Regulators and politicians have raised concerns about a new Austrian digital advertising tax law which requires the mass storage of location data.

26 May 2020

Schrems NGO attacks Android

Max Schrems’ NGO has filed an Austrian GDPR complaint against Google’s Android mobile operating system, alleging it fails to gather proper consent from data subjects.

14 May 2020

Jelinek: data protection doesn’t hinder covid-19 fight

Andrea Jelinek, who heads the EDPB and Austria’s data watchdog, tells GDR how the covid-19 crisis has affected the organisation and data protection across Europe.

17 April 2020

Austrian postal service fined for building customer political profiles

In a decision that broadens the definition of what constitutes personal data, Austria’s data protection authority has fined the country’s postal service €18 million for combining its customers’ data to predict their political leanings.

31 October 2019

ECJ: EU content removal rules can apply worldwide

The European Court of Justice has ruled EU courts can order platforms like Facebook to remove content for users worldwide, a week after the same court said that EU law did not explicitly rule out a global right to be forgotten.

03 October 2019

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