Ireland Facebook Ordered to Stop Data Transfers to US by Irish DPO
Sep11

Ireland Facebook Ordered to Stop Data Transfers to US by Irish DPO

A preliminary order has been handed down by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) ordering Facebook to stop sending personal data transfers from Ireland to the United States. This order is a result of the European Union Court ruling in July, referred to as Schrem II, that stated it is illegal for any personal data being transferred from the EU to the US if it can be monitored by US government agencies or federal authorities. What...

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TikTok Data Management Being Investigated by CNIL in France
Aug15

TikTok Data Management Being Investigated by CNIL in France

It has been revealed that the data protection authority in France, the CNIL, is about to review the data operations of TikTok. TikTok has been trying to appoint the Data Protection Commission (DPC) in Ireland as its lead authority in Europe. It has done so by establishing a base in Ireland to manage private data for EU-based users. Due to this the group believes that the investigation in France may be deemed invalid. The DPC is...

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Record Fine Follows Breach of GDPR Data Subject Rights by Dutch Credit Registration Bureau
Jul14

Record Fine Follows Breach of GDPR Data Subject Rights by Dutch Credit Registration Bureau

The Credit Registration Bureau (BKR) in the Netherlands has been order to pay a €830,000 ($937,000) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) fine after being found guilty of infringing data subjects’ rights. BKR was found to be charging fees and making it difficult for data subjects to access their personal data, a right which is given to data subjects in GDPR legislation. Official complaints had been filed in relation to the...

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London Pharmacy Hit with First Ever UK GDPR Penalty of €325k
Jan03

London Pharmacy Hit with First Ever UK GDPR Penalty of €325k

A London-based pharmacy has been hit with the first ever General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) fine in the United Kingdom by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) ICO has sanctioned a €325,000 (£275,000) GDPR penalty against Doorstep Dispensaree in connection with its ‘cavalier attitude to data protection’. This step was taken after it was found that Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware-located pharmacy stored 500,000 medical files...

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GDPR Breach Results in €9.55m Penalty for German Telecoms Provider
Dec12

GDPR Breach Results in €9.55m Penalty for German Telecoms Provider

A GDPR penalty of €9.55m has been sanctioned against telecommunications provider 1&1 by the German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI) in relation to a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) violation. The breach took place when 1&1 did not adequately secure its customer service line and permitted third parties to obtain customers’ personal data by providing only a name and date...

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