Region: Europe

German government fights Facebook page ban

The German government’s press office is challenging the federal data regulator’s decision to force it to delete the government’s facebook page.

20 March 2023

Medical devices maker fined after two-month notification delay

The Norwegian regulator has fined Argon Medical Devices 2.5 million kroner for failing to report a data breach that compromised the personal data of all its European employees.

17 March 2023

DPC issues €750,000 fine against bank

The Irish regulator has fined the Bank of Ireland for a series of personal data breaches in connection with its banking app, and ordered it to introduce a range of corrective measures.

17 March 2023

Special Report: Civil society drives the GDPR

Activists are turning to litigation to force policy change. GDR tracks how NGO-led litigation is shifting the regulatory agenda and pushed the boundaries of European data protection law.

17 March 2023

ECJ adviser says automated credit scoring is profiling

A European Court of Justice adviser has said in two separate opinions that automated loan scoring constitutes profiling under the GDPR, regulators’ decisions are subject to judicial review, and limits apply to the retention of data from public registers by credit agencies.

16 March 2023

Easylife penalty slashed by more than 80%

The UK privacy regulator has reached an agreement with retailer Easylife, cutting a £1.35 million penalty (€1.54 million) over the company’s data processing conduct to £250,000 (€285,000).

16 March 2023

Austria enforces against Meta trackers

Austria’s data regulator has found that a website’s use of Facebook trackers illegally transferred personal data to the US, but refused to enforce against Meta directly.

16 March 2023

EDPB begins work on DPO industry

The EDPB has launched its enforcement action into the role of data protection officers, seeking to address the issues they face in driving compliance within EU organisations.

16 March 2023

Belgian regulator pauses adtech change implementation

The Belgian data protection authority has put IAB Europe’s implementation of its action plan on hold on the eve of a court hearing.

15 March 2023

Dutch judgment heralds Meta compensation claims

A Dutch court has ruled that Facebook unlawfully processed the personal data of users in the Netherlands for a decade, in a Cambridge Analytica-linked judgment that the claimant NGOs said clears the way for consumers to seek compensation.

15 March 2023

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