Region: Europe

Poland surveillance measures scrutinised during ECHR hearing

The European Court of Human Rights Chamber heard arguments from representatives of the government and Polish nationals on the compatibility of state surveillance with individuals’ right to privacy.

28 September 2022

ECJ to clarify GDPR legitimate interests

The European Court of Justice will rule on the Dutch data watchdog’s controversial interpretation of legitimate interest – a second opportunity to gain clarity after its VoetbalTV fine was overturned.

28 September 2022

Commission insists €500 million contract raises no data protection concerns

The European Commission is seeking to reassure lawmakers that the awarding of a new contract for the operation of a communications service between EU institutions will not risk data from Brussels being transferred to the UK.

27 September 2022

ICO proposes £27 million fine for TikTok

TikTok could be fined as much as £27 million (€29.9 million) by the ICO for failing to adequately protect children’s privacy.

26 September 2022

Collective complaint over surveillance takes aim at French government

A digital rights group has lodged a collective complaint with the French data protection authority petitioning the watchdog to ban certain uses of video cameras, facial recognition and databases by the police.

26 September 2022

First independent GDPR certification scheme faces final hurdle

EuroPriSe is hoping that a raft of recommendations put forward by the EDPB will only amount to a short delay in the company’s ambitions to be the first EU-wide GDPR certification regime.

23 September 2022

UK telecoms regulator to probe Amazon, Microsoft and Google in cloud sector study

The UK’s Office of Communications is launching a study into the cloud services sector to identify any competition concerns arising from the market power of Amazon, Microsoft and Google.

23 September 2022

ECJ advocate-general issues first opinion on processing in employment context

A European Court of Justice adviser has said that provisions regulating the processing of employees’ personal data should be specific and provide for certain safeguards to qualify as “specific rules” under the GDPR.

22 September 2022

EDPS takes to court to fight Europol data processing

The EDPS has urged the European Court of Justice to strike out provisions of the Europol Regulation, which it says override a previous order from the regulator and undermines its authority.

22 September 2022

Spanish DPA chief appointment back to square one

Spain’s highest court has ordered a fresh start to the process of appointing a president and vice-president of the county’s data protection authority after it was suspended earlier this year.

22 September 2022

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