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DPO Newsletter: Data Protection & Privacy News (issue #1)

DPO Newsletter: Global Data Protection & Privacy News

We’ve compiled the latest in Data Protection and Privacy news for your convenience below.

1) Newly Published Documentation

  • The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has adopted an Opinion regarding the GDPR and the Draft U.K. adequacy decision made by the European Commission. Read it here →
  • The Data Protection Authority (DPA) from Luxembourg has published Guidelines on Tracking Company Cars. Full guidelines here →
  • The EDPB has published a statement regarding the transfer of data between authorities from EU member states and third countries. Read the statement here →

2) Notable Case Law

  • The Australian Federal Court ruled that Google’s location data settings had been misleading. The case was brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and concerned the collection of location data on Android mobile devices between January 2017 and December 2018. More details here →
  • An Irish NGO has filed a class-action lawsuit against Facebook’s alleged data breach. The company noted that scraping issues had to be addressed. Reported on via TechCrunch →

3) New and Upcoming Legislation

4) Strong Impact Tech: Facial Recognition in Italy

The Italian Garante has issued an opinion regarding the Italian Ministry of Interior’s consideration of using a facial recognition technology called SARI Real-time. The Garante’s Opinion noted that there would be no legal basis to legitimize the use of this technology. The Opinion also noted that the technology would risk leading to a level of mass surveillance in its current form. Read the Opinion (only available in Italian) here →

Other Key information and resources from the past weeks

  • The official date for Apple’s mobile advertising ID for third parties to become opt-in is April 26th, 2021.
  • The European Data Protection Supervisor issued its annual report for 2020.
  • GDPR & Brexit – What it means for businesses and the impact on data protection.

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