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Bavarian DPA Conducts Website Cookie Practices Sweep, Announces Fines under Consideration

Data Protection Authority (DPA) of the German state of Bavaria announced it was considering fining a number of companies under the GDPR for their website cookie practices.

None of these companies appear to be in Google-style tech industries. The Bavarian DPA’s action potentially signals that cookies, user tracking, and online advertising are not a ‘tech industry issue,’ but instead a priority issue for companies irrespective of their industry – and one that can carry GDPR fine risk.

Full article: Google-Style GDPR Fines for Everyone? Bavarian DPA Conducts Website Cookie Practices Sweep, Announces Fines under Consideration

The ‘security principle’ of GDPR and what to do to avoid the penalties of non-compliance

Google recently hit the headlines when it was fined €50 million by France for violating GDPR. It’s not the only company struggling with keeping to the rules. Just eight months after the introduction of GDPR, the European Commission reports that regulators have received more than 95,000 complaints about possible data breaches.

Full article: The ‘security principle’ of GDPR and what organisations should be doing to avoid the penalties of non-compliance

Google remain under ICO scrutiny for GDPR misdemeanours

The Information Commissioner’s Office is to work alongside regulators in Europe to establish whether Google has fallen foul of more GDPR rules.

The ICO, which enforces European data law in the UK, is now investigating measures to take following a number of complaints raised against the tech giant.

Source: Google remain under ICO scrutiny for GDPR misdemeanours

GDPR investigation begins after a filmmaker’s name is misspelt

The Irish Data Protection Commission (IDPC) is looking into a potential breach of GDPR standards, after a filmmaker filed an official complaint for the misspelling of his name.

The director at the centre of what may be a landmark case, Ciarán Ó Cofaigh, claims the EU’s new data laws provision individuals with the legal right to have their name correctly spelt.

Source: GDPR investigation begins after a filmmaker’s name is misspelt

Securities Fraud Claims Get Boost From EU Data Privacy Rules

Investors have filed 14 class actions since January 2018 against companies such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc., alleging that bad publicity around data breaches or security flaws, or changes in the data privacy landscape, caused their stock prices to drop, Bloomberg Law data show. Eleven of the lawsuits were filed after the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect last May.

Source: Securities Fraud Claims Get Boost From EU Data Privacy Rules

EU DPAs urged to act against online ad auctions

Panoptykon Foundation, the Warsaw based digital rights organization, has joined in the complaints filed in the UK and Ireland in September by Jim Killock of the Open Rights Group, Michael Veale of University College London, and Dr Johnny Ryan of Brave.

Together, the complainants in Ireland, Poland, and the UK, have also filed new evidence today with the national data protection authorities of Ireland, Poland, and the United Kingdom, that reveals how ad auction companies, including Google, unlawfully profile Internet users’ religious beliefs, ethnicities, diseases, disabilities, and sexual orientation.

Full article: Update on GDPR complaint (RTB ad auctions)

ICO to investigate Google over GDPR violations

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is looking into whether Google has violated the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The UK’s data watchdog said it is working with other regulators around Europe to consider its next possible steps after a number of complaints had been raised.

Source: ICO to investigate Google over GDPR violations | IT PRO

AI ethics and moving beyond compliance

The digital economy is at the center of a seismic change with the convergence of big data and artificial intelligence.

The oceans of digital information and low-cost computing power are providing endless marketing opportunities. The rapid rate of innovation is proving to be one of the most transformative forces of our time.

Full article: AI ethics and moving beyond compliance

GDPR-ready organizations see lowest risk of data breach

Organizations worldwide that invested in maturing their data privacy practices are now realizing tangible business benefits from these investments, according to Cisco’s 2019 Data Privacy Benchmark Study.

The Study validates the link between good privacy practice and business benefits as respondents report shorter sales delays as well as fewer and less costly data breaches.

Source: Cisco 2019 Data Privacy Benchmark Study | The Network

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