The GDPR has signified the importance and value that online personal data holds and established strict criteria for data collection and processing. Failure to comply can cost companies dearly.
Digitalization & Data Protection
WhatsApp fined €225 million, second-largest fine under the GDPR
The investigation had three major components: transparency in the context of non-users; transparency in the context of users; and transparency in the context of sharing of user personal data between WhatsApp and its sister companies.
TikTok: Dutch nonprofit alleges serious infringements of GDPR
In their complaint, SOMI brings out major infringements against the platform: the use and the lack of any appropriate safeguards for minors; the unlawful processing of personal data; the platform having no adequate technical and organisational measures to protect personal data; and the unlawful sharing of personal data.
Employee data rights reaffirmed in various settings
Two interesting data protection developments were concluded on the first week of October, with the Court clarifying elements of the Commission investigation procedure into anticompetitive activities and a hefty fine for a H&M subsidiary for data collection
GDPR: ‘Years away from legal certainty’ as breach notifications keep rising
Written question submitted by liberal MEP raises questions about practical enforcement of the Regulation
German property company slapped with €14.5m fine for GDPR infringements
The second highest GDPR fine has recently been imposed
YouTube settlement: Privacy concerns addressed?
Typical to recent data privacy violation fines, some hail it as a step forward, while others see it as too lenient
US slaps Facebook with $5 billion fine over privacy violations
In the continuing aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica Scandal, US authorities move to take financial action against Big Tech giant
‘European Parliament has noise-makers and law-makers’
INTERVIEW: Former European Commissioner Viviane Reding from Luxembourg sat down with In-House Legal to discuss Brexit, data protection and gender equality.
5G and political developments
The technology could have far-reaching effects across the World, leading politicians to race to the top