Region: Spain

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

AEPD probes company’s use of Amazon Ring

The Spanish data watchdog has opened a preliminary investigation into a company for its use of Ring, Amazon’s doorbell video surveillance product.

27 July 2022

TikTok pauses new targeted ads policy

TikTok has paused its plan to use legitimate interests to deliver targeted advertising in Europe following interventions by the Italian, Spanish and Irish watchdogs.

12 July 2022

ECHR rules against Spain in Catalan judges privacy case

The European Court of Human Rights has found that a police report containing the personal data of judges who signed a manifesto on Catalan people’s “right to decide” was a violation of their right to privacy, in a case that was closed twice by the Spanish data regulator.

28 June 2022

Google slapped with €10 million GDPR fine

Spain’s data watchdog has issued its highest fine to date after finding that Google unlawfully transferred personal data to a US database.

18 May 2022

Spanish data watchdog expands surveillance footage retention rules

The Spanish data regulator has found that an individual’s right of access to video surveillance footage in the context of a damages claim outweighed a supermarket’s obligation under national data laws to delete the data within one month.

17 May 2022

Court upholds Spanish football league GDPR fine

Spain’s national high court has confirmed the data regulator’s €250,000 fine against La Liga for recording audio to combat piracy without proper user consent, after the company appealed the watchdog's decision.

09 May 2022

Spanish reforms could create new DPO obligations

Draft legislation that would implement the EU Whistleblowing Directive in Spain could lower data protection officer appointment thresholds.

11 April 2022

Squire Patton Boggs grows in three countries

Squire Patton Boggs has doubled the number of partners in its UK data practice, shortly after adding several other senior lawyers in London and Madrid.

06 April 2022

AEPD report confirms enforcement ramp-up

The Spanish data watchdog stepped up its enforcement activity in 2021, with a string of multi-million euro penalties contributing to a tripling of the value of its sanctions year-on-year.

22 March 2022

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