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Data Privacy News Bytes 20th Jan 2020

Data Privacy Day 2020 Marked by Technology Companies January 28th was Data Privacy Day, marked by global tech companies including Facebook and Google. Users of Facebook received a message to check on their privacy settings when they accessed their account on the day, whilst Google identified seven ways they protect user data in a blog […]

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Data Privacy News Bytes 22nd Jan 2020

The ICO Release New Code to Protect Children’s Privacy Online The new code, released by the Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK, is aimed at social media sites, online games and streaming services commonly used by children. It aims to protect children’s privacy online with standards such as: Location settings switched to off by default […]

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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 […]