Topic: Enforcement

Danish regulator criticises law firm

Denmark’s privacy regulator has criticised law firm Bech-Bruun’s handling of information access relevant to an ongoing legal investigation, but found its processing lawful overall.

09 December 2022

WhatsApp bid to overturn one-stop-shop €225 million decision fails

The EU General Court has refused to hear WhatsApp’s appeal against an EDPB decision that significantly boosted a regulatory fine, stressing that the EU body did not fully dictate the final decision that imposed a nine-figure penalty.

07 December 2022

Grindr fine forwarded to Norwegian appeal board

A record million fine imposed on Grindr by the Norwegian watchdog last year has reached the next stage in the appeal process, GDR has learned.

07 December 2022

Ireland says Meta’s submissions included “far-reaching inaccuracies”

The Irish data regulator has said that errors in Meta's early submissions delayed the watchdog's investigation and were an aggravating factor which increased the level of the final penalty.

06 December 2022

Clubhouse fined €2 million in Italy

The Italian regulator has issued Clubhouse’s US parent Alpha Exploration with a €2 million fine over its processing of user personal data, exercising the extraterritorial application of EU privacy laws.

05 December 2022

Competition and data privacy converge in France

The French data regulator is pushing for closer ties with the competition authority, and has tasked Bruno Lasserre, its renowned former head, to suggest concrete proposals for bringing the two areas of enforcement into greater alignment.

05 December 2022

Italy issues €1.4 million GDPR fine

The Italian data watchdog has fined perfume chain Douglas Italia over its data processing activities, including a 10 million customer database resulting from the merger of three companies.

02 December 2022

EDF fined €600,000 in France

The French data regulator has fined the country’s leading electricity company €600,000 after finding several GDPR breaches, including around the security of 2.4 million customer account passwords.

29 November 2022

Google loses another global right to be forgotten appeal

The Italian Supreme Court has ruled that the national privacy regulator has the power to issue global delisting orders, but recognised this might lead to conflict with national laws of foreign jurisdictions.

28 November 2022

Meta fined €265 million

The Irish Data Protection Commissioner has fined Meta €265 million and imposed corrective measures following an investigation into a breach of Facebook users’ data.

28 November 2022

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