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DPO Newsletter: Data Protection & Privacy News (issue #12)

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

2) Notable Case Law

  • The Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante) issued a decision to fine a company €2.6 million for a lack of transparency and accuracy in their use of algorithms to manage employees. In addition to the fine, the Garante ordered the company to implement measures that protect employees from the risks resulting from automated decision-making (for instance, the right to obtain human intervention). The company was also ordered to verify the accuracy of the data fuelling the algorithm and to prevent discrimination in the systems based on customer feedback. Read the decision here → / Tweet this →
  • The Norwegian Data Protection Authority (Datatilsynet) issued a decision to fine a company NOK 150,000 for failing to close and further accessing a former employee’s e-mail box after the termination of their contract. Read the decision here → / Tweet this →
  • In the United States, after Accellion (a company used to securely transfer files) suffered a data breach, the Supermarket chain Kroger Co. agreed to pay $5 million in a settlement on behalf of about 3.82 million customers and employees. The company had been accused of not putting in place sufficient security measures to protect the processed data. Read the motion for a preliminary approval of the class action settlement here → / Tweet this →

3) New and Upcoming Legislation

4) Strong Impact Tech

Other Key information from the past weeks

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