Privacy & data protection

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Does your cookie pop-up still rely upon a pre-checked consent tick box for installing cookies? Then you are no longer in compliance with the ePrivacy Directive, nor Directive 95/46/EC or the General Data Protection Regulation.

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Do you use one of the Facebook plugins, such as the ‘Like’ button, to anticipate your website visits? Then you might be a joint controller with Facebook. This follows from a recent judgment of the European Court of Justice (‘CJEU’) in the Fashion ID judgment (C-40/17).

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The Danish supervisory authority proposes to impose a fine of DKK 1.5 million (approximately € 200,000) on a Danish furniture manufacturer (IDDesign) for failing to comply with the obligations regarding the retention periods of personal data.

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On the 9th of July, the hearing of the so-called Schrems 2.0 case took place before the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (“CJEU”).

CyberSec4EU

On Thursday the 4th of July 2019, Cyber Security for Europe (CyberSec4EU) hosted a panel on the Proposal for a Regulation establishing the European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre and the Network of National Coordination Centres, the NCCC regulation.

British Airways

The British Supervisory Authority, the British Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), announced its intention to impose a GDPR fine of £183 million (equivalent to €243.47 million) on British Airways.

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The French data protection authority (the CNIL) has announced that it will soon communicate to data controllers a clarification of the legal obligations in terms of obtaining consent for cookies, as well as all for all other tracking devices and techniques.

1 year GDPR

About a year ago, on 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became applicable. Today, one year later, we draw up a balance sheet of the enforcement actions taken by the supervisory authorities across the EU.

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The previous statement by the new Chairman of the Belgian Data Protection Authority (DPA) affirming that the DPA will step up a gear in 2019 to ensure compliance with the GDPR has in the meantime been reinforced by the imposition of the first GDPR fine in Belgium.