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Data Privacy News Bytes Dec 19th 2019

Futura Internationale Fined €500,000 by French Regulators CNIL imposed the fine in late November in relation to cold calling telephone advertising campaigns that Futura Internationale had been running. Specifically, the fine relates the Futura Internationale failing to provide adequate information, effectively implementing current and prospective customer’s opt-out requests, and recording excessive comments about them. Austria […]

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Data Privacy News Bytes 12th December

India bill aims to tighten data privacy India’s parliament has proposed a new bill which will bring in a set of rules similar to the GDPR. The rules would require organisations to gain consent before collecting and processing personal data. However, it includes exemptions for governmental bodies acting in the interest of the state, security, […]

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Data Privacy News Bytes 5th December 2019

Twitter launches privacy centre Twitter announced their new privacy centre, where information about Twitter’s data privacy initiatives will be made available to partners and the general public, all in one place. The privacy centre is split into two sections – one for users and one for partners. The user section directs users to privacy policies, […]

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Data Privacy News Bytes Nov 28th

Berlin’s Data Protection Authority Issue €14.5Million Fine Property company Deutsche Wohnen SE have been issued a fine of €14.5million by Berlin’s Data Protection Authority for violations of Articles 5 and 25. The company stored tenant’s data in an archive system from which data could not be erased. Deutsche Wohnen SE were originally ordered to rectify […]