Privacy Update for the 9th November 2019

In the news this week:

Joint paper of the Spanish data protection authority, (AEPD), and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)  on hash techniques in data processing activities as a safeguard for personal data.

Trend Micro rogue employee exposes customer data.

Google acquires 28 million users’ data in Fitbit deal – EU raises concerns of acquiring companies for their data.

Morrisons data leak class action case reaches the UK Supreme Court – recorded sessions can be viewed online.

Berlin’s data protection authority has fined German realtor Deutsche Wohnen €14.5 million for infringing GDPR privacy by design and data minimisation rules.

The number of data breach notifications received by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has increased roughly six-fold since mandatory data breach reporting rules went into effect.

The Polish DPA has imposed administrative fine of over PLN 201,000 (approx. €47,000) for obstructing the exercise of the right to withdraw consent.

Edward Snowden thinks even the EU’s Sweeping Privacy Law Is Too Weak.

Facebook reveals privacy flaw in Groups.

Apple released a new privacy page that makes its privacy policy easier to read and understand. The new privacy page looks more like a product page than your standard screen of black and white text.

Massive Facebook document leak gives ammunition to investigators.

ICO Jobs microsite for UK’s data watchdog set hundreds of cookies without visitors’ consent.


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