Region: Spain

Data enforcement looks set to hot up in Spain

Two big GDPR fines against banks in Spain suggest the country’s data protection authority is starting to move away from a strategy of cautious enforcement and towards a much tougher approach.

19 January 2021

Second Spanish big bank GDPR fine to be appealed

In a near-identical repeat of a penalty issued in December, Spain’s data protection authority has fined CaixaBank €6 million for GDPR infringements.

18 January 2021

Data community news roundup: promotions, hires and more

January is traditionally the month in which law firms announce partner promotion rounds. All job markets – including the legal industry – look different this year, but there have still been plenty of moves and promotions.

15 January 2021

BBVA to fight €5 million Spanish GDPR fine

Major Iberian bank BBVA has said it plans to appeal against the Spanish data regulator’s decision to impose a record-breaking €5 million GDPR fine.

16 December 2020

Schrems attacks Apple tracker

Noyb has filed two complaints to European data protection authorities against Apple over its tracking technology.

17 November 2020

The curious saga of Vodafone Spain

An unusually high number of fines against one company may be a sign of trouble at the Spanish data protection authority.

13 November 2020

Riding the tidal wave

Data privacy class actions in Europe are here to stay. Bird & Bird partner Bryony Hurst explores the rise in class actions, the EU member states that are likely to become popular litigation forums, key cases that have already been filed across Europe, and how organisations can stay as dry as possible when the data protection class action tidal wave hits.

02 November 2020

Riding the tidal wave: claimants choose their swimming lanes

Data privacy class actions in Europe are here to stay. In the second article of a four-part series, Bird & Bird partner Bryony Hurst picks out the EU member states that are likely to become popular litigation forums.

22 October 2020

Spanish watchdog aligns on cookies

Spain’s data regulator has tightened its rules on cookie walls and explicit consent.

29 July 2020

Twitter, Equifax and Telefónica in Spanish enforcement deluge

Spain’s data protection authority has lifted an enforcement pause, revealing cases against Twitter, Equifax, Telefónica and dozens of other targets.

11 June 2020

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