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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 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 […]

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Marriott Faces over £99m GDPR Fine

Marriott International (Marriott) faces a £99m fine or more for a data breach that took place in 2014 at the Starwood hotels group due to poor security practices. Marriott acquired Starwood in 2016 and, according to the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), did not undertake sufficient due diligence during the acquisition of the group. Further, […]