French CNIL imposes GDPR penalty of 50 Million euros against Google

The GDPR related violoations causing a penalty for Google of 50 Million euros are: 1. no transparency and information: the information provided by Google is not easily accessible for users and some information is not always clear nor comprehensive 2. not having a legal basis for ads personalization processing since the consent is not validly … Read more

Smart glasses and privacy (GDPR)?

Smart glasses are wearable computers with a mobile Internet connection that are worn like glasses or that are mounted on regular glasses. They allow to display information in the user’s view field and to capture information from the physical world using e.g. camera, microphone and GPS receiver for augmented-reality (AR) application. Most of the privacy … Read more

Trade- or datawar preventing Huawei to enter 5G network in Germany?

Germany is exploring stricter security requirements which may prevent Huawei products being used in its 5G network. Many countries have pushed against the involvement of the Chinese technology firm in their 5G networks over security concerns. The networks represent the next big wave of mobile infrastructure. In a statement, Huawei said it sees “no rational … Read more

Can Google limit “EU citizen’s right to be forgotten” for searches outside the EU?

A top court adviser, Maciej Szpunar, for the EU has said that Google can limit the “right to be forgotten” to internet searches made within the European Union. In 2016 Google was fined by France’s privacy watchdog CNIL for failing to delist sensitive information beyond the borders of the EU. Szpunar’s opinion is “The fundamental … Read more

European Commission adopts adequacy decision on Japan

The Commission has adopted today its adequacy decision on Japan, allowing personal data to flow freely between the two economies on the basis of strong protection guarantees. Before the Commission adopted its adequacy decision, Japan put in place additional safeguards to guarantee that data transferred from the EU enjoy protection guarantees in line with European … Read more

EU Guidelines on personal data breach notification

For the European Union Institutions and Bodies these Guidelines provide recommendations and indicate best practices to implement accountability for personal data protection by helping to assess and manage the risks for data protection, privacy and other fundamental rights of individuals in case of a personal data breach. The Guidelines describe: – What a personal data … Read more