Region: Poland

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

NGOs threaten litigation over covid-19 data-sharing

A coordinated effort by nine European civil liberties organisations to force governments to protect privacy while sharing data to tackle covid-19 may lead to litigation.

08 June 2020

GDPR roundup: fines, TikTok, Apple, covid-19 and more

European data regulators appear to be making good on their promise to continue their work, with a noticeable uptick in enforcers’ activity across the continent.

21 May 2020

GDPR roundup: enforcers press on

GDR’s latest GDPR roundup features fines and investigations from authorities that are keeping themselves busy in spite of the coronavirus pandemic. GDR has reported on a global data enforcement slowdown – but there is still plenty to watch out for.

06 May 2020

GDPR roundup: biometrics, access rights, certification and cooperation

GDR’s latest roundup of news from European enforcers looks at regulatory developments regarding the use of biometric data, steps towards GDPR certification, subjects’ access rights and international cooperation.

10 March 2020

GDPR enforcement roundup: Polish appeal, Vodafone Spain, hefty Dutch fine

Three recent GDPR decisions across the EU – one in an appeal court and two by enforcers – show the continuing evolution of the law, the varying severity of fines levied and the pushback from companies against regulators. GDR rounds up the stories here.

03 March 2020

Polish court upholds Bisnode decision but dismisses fine

A Polish court has upheld the country’s first GDPR enforcement action – but has overturned the fine and ordered a recalculation.

16 December 2019

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