Region: Spain

Spanish location data decision struck down

A Spanish court has annulled a regulatory decision that backed a telecommunications company’s refusal to provide a data subject with their location data – in an appeal that the regulator declined to resist.

25 January 2023

Winter break 2022 round-up

2022 was yet another busy year for data protection, and even as GDR took a brief break from its usual programming over the Christmas period there were still developments worth noting. We’ve rounded up the most important stories from the end of the year, from fines to class action arguments to new jobs for those at the top of the privacy world.

03 January 2023

Spanish watchdog issues €525,000 fine

Spain’s data protection authority has issued a hefty fine against an IT company for a raft of GDPR breaches found on its adult content websites.

02 November 2022

Google faces Spanish complaint over Gmail dark patterns

A consumer rights organisation has filed a complaint with the Spanish data regulator over the way Google gathers consent during its Gmail account opening procedure.

05 October 2022

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

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