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DPO Newsletter: Data Protection & Privacy News (issue #61)

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

  • CNIL has published a set of FAQs on Google Analytics. Access the FAQs here →
  • The Swedish DPA has released statistical data on complaints received to assist companies and the general public in enhancing data subject protection and driving more significant data protection standards for personal data protection, including international transfers. Access here →
  • Following issues about who is responsible for the authorized transmission of personal data in complex controller/processor arrangements, the Danish data protection authority (Datatilsynet) announced on June 8, 2022, that it has prepared a short educational note on the notion of data exporters.’ Read here → (in Danish)

2) Notable Case Law

  • The Italian DPA (Garante Privacy) imposed a fine of €200.000 on a processor for posting surveillance footage on Facebook. Read about the decision here → (in Italian)
  • The Italian DPA (Garante Privacy) published in its newsletter on 30 May 2022 its decision in Case No. 147, in which it fined Istituto Nazionale Assicurazione Infortuni sul Lavoro (INAIL) €50,000 for violating Articles 5(1)(a), 5(1)(f), 6(1)(e), 9(2)(g), and 32 of the GDPR. The Authority’s summary can be found here → (in Italian)
  • On June 8, 2022, the Belgian Data Protection Authority (Belgian DPA) issued Decision No. DOS-2020-02294, in which it fined an unnamed individual €5,000 for violating Articles 5(1)(a), 5(1)(b), 5(1)(d), 6, 13, and 14 of the GDPR. Reported here → (in French)
  • Following a complaint filed by an individual, the Spanish data protection authority (AEPD) published its decision in Proceeding No. PS/00036/2022, in which it imposed a fine of €70,000, later reduced to €42,000, on Alquiler Seguro, S.A.U. for violations of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. Read the decision here → (in Spanish)

3) New and Upcoming Legislation

  • The California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) has decided to begin formal rulemaking for the draft proposed regulations related to CCPA. Access here →
  • The EU Data Governance Act (DGA) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 3 June. The DGA, which provides greater access to public sector data to develop new products and services, will come into force on 23 June and will apply to companies 15 months later. Read more here →
  • The European Parliament’s rapporteur provided a list of recommendations for improving the ‘European digital wallet’ under the new eIDAS Regulation, focusing on interoperability, data privacy, and equal access. Reported here →
  • Thousands of modifications to the AI Regulation have been proposed in the European Parliament. Thousands of amendments are a precursor to complex negotiations scheduled to begin before the summer, during which co-rapporteurs Brando Benifei of the Committee on the Internal Market (IMCO) and Dragoș Tudorache of the Committee on Civil Liberties (LIBE) will try to establish a consensus. According to a European Parliament official, MEPs in the two key committees are virtually evenly divided along the center-right and center-left axis. It will be a ‘game of calculation’ on the most contentious issues. Read more on this here →

4) Strong Impact Tech

  • According to reports in the Irish Times, “new legislation is expected to open the door to the use of facial recognition within a range of surveillance technologies in Ireland, including CCTV cameras and police body cams, automatic number plate recognition (ANPR or LPR in the U.S.).” Reported here →

Other key information from the past weeks

  • WhatsApp has been given one month to show compliance with EU consumer law. The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) and eight members filed a complaint through the Consumer Protection Cooperation Network.

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