Facial Recognition: Greek DPA imposes a fine of 20 million Euros on Clearview AI

In July 2022, the Greek Data Protection Authority (DPA) imposed a mammoth fine of 20 million Euros on Clearview AI. According to the DPA Decision No 35/2022, this fine followed a complaint of the nonprofit organisation “Homo Digitalis”, regarding processing of biometric data. This is the highest fine ever imposed by the Greek DPA [...]

By |2022-09-30T11:10:41+01:0030th September, 2022|DPO, Governments, International|

US Children’s Privacy Law Updates

There is clear consensus among lawmakers and regulators of the need for increased regulation surrounding the processing of children’s data. Recent actions by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state lawmakers signal that companies processing children’s data should expect to see increased scrutiny.  The California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act  On September 15, 2022, Governor [...]

By |2022-09-30T10:55:55+01:0030th September, 2022|DPO, Governments, International|

Children’s Data Rights

In the wake of rising awareness for the importance of data protection and the concepts of the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), it is imperative not to forget the extra protection that should be and is required to be given to one of the most vulnerable groups in society: children. Article 1 of [...]

By |2022-09-30T09:40:01+01:0029th September, 2022|DPO, Governments, International|

Recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Litigation & Top 5 Preventative Measures

Privacy laws often differ in questions of enforcement. Many state laws, such as California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and California Privacy Protection Agency (CPRA) generally require that the attorney general bring action. Other privacy state laws might also provide for a so-called “private right of action”, which means that affected individuals are permitted to [...]

By |2022-09-30T11:26:02+01:0029th September, 2022|Governments, International|

Google increases data protection in the dispute over the legality of abortions in the USA

Following a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case, Roe v. Wade, millions of Americans are losing the right to have an abortion. Some states have already passed so-called trigger laws. In other conservative-majority states, abortion is about to be criminalised through sanctions. So far, it has been questionable whether some states in [...]

By |2022-07-29T14:23:42+01:0028th July, 2022|Governments, International|

An introduction to Thailand’s new Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)

This article introduces the new Thai PDPA legislation that came into force on 1st June 2022. Thailand’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) is the new Thai data protection legislation that came into force on 1st June 2022. It takes much of its inspiration from the European Union’s GDPR requirements. The Personal Data Protection Commission [...]

By |2022-07-29T13:37:30+01:0012th July, 2022|DPO, International|

Pride and privacy

Pride month is celebrated throughout the world in June to mark the events of the Stonewall Riots (1969). The events were catalysed by the violation of privacy rights of the LGBTQ+ community in New York; galvanised forces joined to fight for greater protection within the community. However, data privacy conflicts were already amidst an [...]

By |2022-06-26T08:28:04+01:0024th June, 2022|Diversity by design, DPO, International|

Should you consider CBPR certification?

The Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) and Privacy Recognition for Processors (PRP) systems establish a harmonised set of data protection standards consistent with APEC Privacy Framework to enable cross-border flows of personal data. CBPR systems apply to data controllers whereas PRP systems apply to data processors. These certifications are [...]

By |2022-06-26T08:30:48+01:009th June, 2022|DPO, International|

Data Protection and Privacy in Sales and Marketing

Knowing your audience is at the centre of sales and marketing and so collecting data on customers and prospects is critical to the sales and marketing game. The more you know about your customers and prospective customers, the easier it is to target them for advertisements, and the more you can tailor your product [...]

By |2022-05-27T12:10:28+01:0027th May, 2022|DPO, International, Tips, Works council|

Clinical trials in Spain: translating the AEPD’s new rules

At one time or another, any organisation with operations in Europe will have had to navigate the GDPR: the European data protection law which sets some of the highest standards for data privacy worldwide. For clinical trial sponsors, there's also the European Clinical Trials Regulation ('CTR') to contend with—alongside international laws governing the life [...]

By |2022-05-27T11:44:50+01:0020th May, 2022|DPO, International, Life Sciences, ThoughtLeadership|
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