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Denmark Data Protection Auth. on GDPR & Voice Recordings

The Denmark Data Protection Authority (DPA) ruled on April 11, 2019, that affirmative consent is required when companies record customer telephone calls.

In this case company provided disclosures to its customers that calls may be recorded for training purposes, but did not offered a mechanism for customers to opt-in or opt-out of the recording. DPA rejected the company’s arguments that its recording practices served a legitimate interest, such as the improvement of its customer service, and concluded that the company’s telephone recording practices violated the GDPR.

Source: Denmark Data Protection Auth. on GDPR & Voice Recordings

Denmark Recommends First Fine Under New EU Privacy Law

Denmark’s Data Protection Authority (DPA) has recommended fining a taxi company 1.2 million kroner ($180,000) for not deleting customers’ telephone numbers, the first Danish penalty imposed under Europe’s strict 2018 privacy rules.

The fine demonstrates that it’s not enough for companies doing business in Denmark to delete people’s names and addresses to satisfy the requirements of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. They must delete all information, including telephone numbers, to avoid potentially high fines.

Source: Denmark Recommends First Fine Under New EU Privacy Law

GDPR case work swamps Denmark’s data protection agency

The landmark introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May has triggered a resource and budgetary headache at Datatilsynet, Denmark’s data protection agency (DPA). The DPA has logged a significant surge in GDPR-related cases since June, especially cases linked to social media organisations, including Facebook and Google. The uplift in workload is happening at a level that is testing the DPA’s capacity to process, investigate and efficiently manage cases.

Source: GDPR case work swamps Denmark’s data protection agency

Denmark considers ‘data ethics council’ in wake of Facebook scandal

Minister for employment Troels Lund Poulsen has backed suggestions that an ethics council for the use of data could be established by the Danish state.

The idea has been raised by environmentalist party Alternative, which has proposed that areas such as privacy, data protection, artificial intelligence and data laws could come under the remit of the ethics council.

A similar ethics body, the Danish Council of Ethics (Det Etiske Råd), already exists for healthcare matters.

Source: Denmark considers ‘data ethics council’ in wake of Facebook scandal – The Local

Denmark wants to check students search history

Denmark’s Education Minister Merete Riisager has proposed a new law that encourages students to grant schools access to their personal laptops. The proposal seeks to make it more difficult for students to cheat in exams. As part of the new rules, schools will also be allowed to do background checks on students’ search history and social media activity. The proposition has already been forwarded for further consideration.

Source: Denmark to students: Let schools check your search history or get expelled

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