Privacy Update for 2nd November 2019

In the news this week:

EDPS publishes its latest Newsletter.

Revised Draft ePrivacy Regulation published in advance of 7th November meeting of Working Party on Telecommunications and Information Society.

Following on from the news two weeks ago that an Austrian lawyer received €800 for special category data processing without consent or lawful basis – Austrian DPA orders Austrian Post to immediately stop processing this data, undertake erasure, renew the DPIA and update the RoPA in addition to an €18 million fine for processing special category data without a lawful basis.

Facebook published an updated “Page Insights Controller Addendum” accepting Joint Controller status.

ICO and Facebook reach agreement on £500,000 fine.

ACTNOW & Mishcon de Reya provide views on the rise of the class actions and compensation culture

Polish DPA fines public sector organisation for not having a data processing agreement in place as required by Article 28 and for not carrying out a risk assessment related to the use of YouTube channel.

Belgium DPA is examining a scheme where The Belgian city of Kortrijk in West Flanders is using data provided by a mobile phone company to count the number of people present in the town and where they come from.

Irish data protection commissioner set to issue decisions on Twitter and Whatsapp probes by end of year.

The ICO has released a blog post discussing live facial recognition (LFR) technology and the role of the police in its use. Meanwhile the Automated Facial Recognition Technology (Moratorium and Review) Bill has its first reading in the House of Commons.


Previous Privacy update posts can be found here.


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