GDPR at the End of 2020

When it comes to processing personal data, 2020 was quite an eventful year. The effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 had a direct impact on businesses in all industries. The implementation of emergency measures to ensure the health and safety of employees and contractors has led to a massive increase of collecting and processing […]

Swedish Giant H&M Fined With Over €30 Million By GDRP For Unlawfully Storing And Collecting Personal Data Of Their Employees

The Swedish clothing company H&M (Hennes & Mauritz) has been fined €35.5 million by the German Data Protection Authority on the 1st of October 2020, after a data leak from a service center from Nuremberg Germany, which revealed the illegal collection of personal data of the employees by the managers. The monitoring activity targeted several […]

€17 Million GDPR Fine for Italian Telecom Provider

Wind Tre S.p.A. an Italian company, has been fined for violating the privacy rights of its users under the GDPR (The General Data Protection Regulation). According to the report published by the Italian DPA (Data Protection Authority), the company processed personal data for marketing purposes. Users complained about receiving messages, emails and faxes without their […]

Company Fined 725,000€ for Collecting Employee’s Fingerprints

The Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, “Dutch DPA”) recently fined a company for violating the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by collecting personal data using fingerprint systems. Under the GDPR, ”biometric data means personal data resulting from specific technical processing relating to the physical, physiological or behavioural characteristics of a natural person, which allow […]