Region: Spain

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

Appointment of head of Spanish DPA suspended by Supreme Court

Spain’s Supreme Court has suspended the appointment of the head of the country’s data protection authority after finding the process to be uncompetitive and in violation of the country’s data protection law.

21 March 2022

Spain approves pioneering pharma data-sharing code

Spain has introduced a new code for the sharing of medical data which it hopes will become a model for similar standards across the EU.

10 March 2022

Spanish data watchdog issues €5.81m in GDPR fines over SIM-swapping complaints

The Spanish data protection authority has issued a wave of penalties against 4 telecommunications companies – including a €3.9m fine against Vodafone España – for failing to adequately protect customers against identity theft through ‘SIM-swapping’.

04 February 2022

Spain fines CaixaBank €3 million

Spain’s data protection authority has handed down its third-largest fine after finding flaws in the consent acquisition language used by a CaixaBank subsidiary.

22 October 2021

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