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UK ICO confirms the maximum penalty for Facebook and continues to explore personal data and democracy
In the UK today, the 25th of October, the ICO fined Facebook a maximum amount of £500,000 under the old Data Protection Act 1998. If the transgressions had occurred under the GDPR, the UK ICO Elizabeth Denham said 'the fine would have been much larger'. It was also...read more
Decision of the CJEU (Grand Chamber) (2nd October 2018) Case C-207/16 – Criminal offences that are not ‘particularly serious’ may justify access to personal data.
Interpretation of the Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications (Directive 2002/58/EC) as amended by Directive 2009/136/EC. In this judgement, (which came from a request for a preliminary ruling from the Provincial Court, Tarragona, Spain), the Court...read more
Today, it has been 5 months since GDPR came into effect on 25 May 2018, so where is the Data Protection Commission ('DPC') up to now? Since 25 May 2018, the DPC in Ireland has received "1,700 complaints and 2,500 breach notifications have been received, which...read more
FACEBOOK SAYS THAT up to 50 million accounts were breached in a security flaw exploited by hackers. The giant social network said it learned this week of the attack that allowed hackers to steal “access tokens”, the equivalent of digital keys that enable them to...read more