data subject rights
The recent UK case of Soriano v Forensic News and Others tested the territorial reach of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and represents the first UK judgment dealing with the territorial scope of the GDPR.
Where those requests are repetitive, numerous, and the real purpose is to obtain documents and not data, businesses might reasonably resist civil claims raising similar factual issues.
Four Republican senators have introduced a privacy bill that would override state privacy laws, other than ones requiring notifications of data breaches. The proposed law would require companies to obtain consumers’ affirmative consent before transferring their “sensitive” information — which the bill defines as including financial account numbers, persistent identifiers, precise geolocation data, and data […]
The removal of nearly 200 links from Google search in Germany about a princess’ drunken rampage in Scotland raises questions about who has the ‘right to be forgotten.’ In 2014, German princess Theodora Sayn-Wittgenstein, 27 at the time, attended the University of St Andrews’ charity Oktoberfest, got drunk, assaulted police officers and first responders, and […]
On the 6 th of July 2020, the Dutch Data Protection Authority published its decision to impose a fine of 830,000 EUR on Stichting Bureau Krediet Registratie (BKR). BKR keeps an electronic file of the loans and debts people have in the Netherlands, stored in a central database. The fine has been imposed due to […]
On May 4, 2020, the Hungarian Government issued a Decree that suspends, during the COVID-19 created state of emergency, the one-month deadline that controllers have under the GDPR to reply to data subject rights requests. According to the Decree, the normal one-month deadline to reply to data subject rights requests will start running once the […]
Google won a battle over the right to be forgotten after France’s top administrative court canceled a fine of 100,000 euros ($111,000) for failing to remove contentious search results globally. France’s Council of State threw out the 2016 penalty, following guidance from the European Union’s highest court which last year backed the Alphabet Inc. unit […]
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is being misused by employers across Europe as trade unions are denied access to information required to recruit and organise workers, a new study has found. The trends highlighted in ETUC’s report bring to light the recent challenges for trade unions to mobilise their networks as a result […]