Germany’s federal data regulator has warned against proposed powers to combat the spread of covid-19 – saying the amendments to the country’s emergency health law curtail fundamental rights.
26 March 2020
The head of a German state data protection authority has complained the watchdog has been held back from enforcing the GDPR due to a lack of resources – but has promised more action soon.
24 March 2020
Companies may soon be able to mark their processes as being GDPR-compliant and partially shield themselves from enforcement, as at least six European data protection authorities push forward with certification and code of conduct plans.
04 March 2020
Max Schrems’ NGO has told regulators that Amazon has failed to implement basic data protection measures for its Marketplace email operations, potentially exposing the IP addresses, email addresses and names of millions of users.
24 February 2020
Hamburg’s data regulator has said the GDPR’s one-stop-shop mechanism is “cumbersome, time-consuming and ineffective”, leaving many decisions “on ice”.
14 February 2020
Facebook will not contest a €51,000 GDPR penalty it was ordered to pay over its failure to notify a data protection officer.
14 February 2020
Michael Will has just started a five-year tenure as Bavaria’s data protection chief. He spoke to GDR about cooperation, consistency and contractual clauses.
13 February 2020
The head of Bavaria’s data protection authority has told GDR that he is concerned about new obligations that Schrems II could impose on regulators.
12 February 2020
More regulators have joined calls for a Europe-wide data watchdog to replace the one-stop-shop mechanism, while one lawyer has argued there would be “no downsides” to the creation of such an authority.
05 February 2020
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled against two German nationals over the need to provide personal data when purchasing prepaid mobile SIM cards.
31 January 2020