Privacy Update for the week ending 31st January 2020

In the news this week:

Ring doorbell app accused of surveilling its customers.

Data Protection Day Joint Statement by Vice-President Jourová and Commissioner Reynders.

Data Protection and Brexit – Clearing Up Some Misunderstandings by David Smith ex ICO. 

Hamburg (Germany) data protection authority initiates fine proceedings in alleged H&M employee spying scandal

Norwegian consumer group files a complaint against Grindr about a breach of privacy rules claiming they share personal data about users, including their location and sexuality, with about 100 other businesses.  

Cisco releases 2020 Data Privacy Benchmark Study.

Facebook settles $550m US facial recognition class action

EDPB meets for the 17th time – Agenda.

Advocate General’s Opinion: Mass retention of data incompatible with EU law – UK, France and Belgium.

Previous privacy updates can be found here.

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