07.10.2019

Fine proceedings of the Bavarian data protection authority against the use of website tracking?

The Bavarian data protection authority is apparently planning a fine proceeding against the use of website tracking and similar technologies on the basis of legitimate interest. In the opinion of the Bavarian data protection authority, in certain cases these tools may not be used on the legal basis...

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07.10.2019

Data protectors can demand the deactivation of Facebook fanpages

According to the ruling of the ECJ, fanpage operators and Facebook are jointly responsible for data processing of personal data. Data protectors can now demand the deactivation of Facebook fanpages, if data protection deficits are identified, according to a recent decision by the Federal...

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07.10.2019

Legal uncertainty with regard to online tracking: website operators receive warning notices

In August, an Austrian law firm began sending dozens of warnings to website operators on behalf of an Internet user. The letters claim that the prior consent of the user required for the use of tracking tools has not been obtained. In addition to the submission of a declaration of discontinuance,...

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07.10.2019

RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN: links don't have to be removed by Google worldwide

The right to be forgotten (Art. 17 GDPR) does not have to be implemented worldwide by search engine operators. The European Court of Justice has ruled that Google does not have to remove the links to websites worldwide that EU data subjects wished to be deleted.

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07.10.2019

Current CNIL recommendations on No-Deal Brexit

On 10th of September the French data protection authority CNIL published information on the effects of a no deal Brexit on the transfer of data from EU to Great Britain.

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07.10.2019

The "Planet49" decision of the European Court of Justice – a threat to programmatic advertising?

A few days ago, the European Court of Justice handed down its judgment in the "Planet49" case. This ruling had been eagerly awaited in the hope that the ECJ would seize this opportunity to provide more legal clarity to the online marketing industry. However, this expectation was only met to some...

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04.09.2019

Smart speakers

The German Data Protection Officer and the Hamburg Data Protection Officer check the GDPR-conformity of Alexa and Siri. As a result, Google stops employees from listening to conversations. Amazon is criticized because Polish workers are listening to the tapes in the home office

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04.09.2019

ICO UK - Update report into adtech and real time bidding

The update report clarifies the views of the ICO on adtech, in particular on the use of personal data in RTB (Real Time Bidding), as well as the planned next steps. The ICO's investigations have raised a number of concerns about data protection practices within the RTB. The following areas have been...

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04.09.2019

Notification obligation after deletion of data at the request of the data subject in accordance with Article 19 GDPR

Art. 19 GDPR regulates the notification obligation after the deletion of personal data if this deletion takes place at the request of the data subject: Art. 19 Notification obligation regarding rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing: "The controller shall communicate...

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04.09.2019

CNIL guidelines on tracking

On 4 July, the French data protection authority CNIL published updated guidelines on the use of cookies and other tracking technologies in application of the ePrivacy Directive and the GDPR. The updated guidelines adopted on 19 July have been published in the French Official Journal and can be...

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