Region: Poland

Polish court reverses landmark GDPR decision

A Polish court has annulled a penalty by the privacy regulator against, ruling the regulator erred in the proceedings by rejecting a request for expert opinion.

30 March 2023

Polish court dismisses appeal over employee error delaying breach notification

A Polish court has ruled that a company fined over a late ePrivacy data breach report could not use an employee’ error to justify the delayed notification.

09 March 2023

ECJ case may create “significant” insolvency hurdles

A recent European Court of Justice referral could influence the debate over the tradability of data, with insolvency lawyers raising concerns that the case could restrict the ability of creditors to satisfy claims over databases.

20 January 2023

ECJ to hear questions on impact of GDPR on debt collection

A Polish court has asked the ECJ whether processing principles under the GDPR could prevent the sale of databases containing non-consenting individuals’ personal data in debt collection proceedings.

16 January 2023

Polish DPA issues €340,000 fine

Poland’s data regulator has issued a reduced penalty against Virgin Mobile for failing to meet GDPR security obligations, after an administrative court overturned the watchdog’s original decision.

12 December 2022

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

Data Changemakers: Katarzyna Szymielewicz

In the first edition of Data Changemakers, co-founder and president of Panoptykon Katarzyna Szymielewicz tells GDR that the Digital Services Act will drive civil society action.

06 June 2022

Poland DPA issues highest fine to date

Poland’s data protection authority has slapped both an energy company and its data processor with penalties totalling more than 5.15 million zloty (€1 million) following a data breach.

01 March 2022

Reynders threatens action against member states for spyware use

The EU’s justice commissioner has said member states could face enforcement if they abuse spyware, as the commission called on member states to enact domestic legislation against illicit surveillance.

15 February 2022

GDPR roundup: French yearly report, facial recognition, credit agencies and more

This latest roundup of activity by European data protection watchdogs shows that they remain busy enforcing and advising on a range of issues.

09 June 2020

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