Privacy Update for the week ending the 7th February 2020

In the news this week:

Excellent overview of the role of the ICO post Brexit and the status of ICO as Lead DPA for BCRs.

An overview of the politics behind a potential adequacy finding for the UK.

Privacy campaigners bid to beat UK police facial recognition plans by wearing ‘dazzle’ makeup. Or consider the privacy mask.

UK Bill to Prohibit the use of automated facial recognition technology in public places begins its progress through parliament and to provide for a review of its use.

CoronaVirus Data privacy issues for employers in China, Hong Kong and Singapore. Interesting to consider in a local context.

130 countries and jurisdictions around the world have now adopted comprehensive data protection laws with 40 more having pending bills or initiatives.

German regulator says Irish DPC is being ‘overwhelmed’.

Irish DPC begins an investigation into Tinder citing legal basis, transparency and compliance with data subject requests.

Irish DPC launches Statutory Inquiry into Google’s processing of location data and transparency.

The Cypriot DPA banned the processing of an automated tool, used for scoring and profiling sick leave of employees, fining Louis Group of Companies €82,000 for failing to have a legitimate interest and no lawful basis for the processing of special category data.

The Italian Garante fines TIM (Telecom Italia) €27.8 million for aggressive telemarketing tactics and breaches of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

IKEA data promise gives privacy and transparency to customers.

Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation published “Online targeting: Final report and recommendations”.

Open Rights Group attempt to formally force the UK ICO to reveal its adtech enforcement plans – and threatened to sue the regulator if it fails to act.

Dutch court declares AI system to detect welfare fraud breaches human rights.

Liberty supported appeal against South Wales Police for the use of facial recognition technology set for 23 June 2020.

ICO opens its annual excellence in data protection award for practitioners.

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