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Spanish DPA’s decision fining Facebook “first to go into detail of massive scale processing”

14 September 2017 The Spanish data protection authority (‘AEPD’) announced, on 11 September 2017, that it had issued a decision in which it fined Facebook, Inc. €1.2 million for serious violations of the Organic Law 15/1999 of 13 December on the Protection of Personal Data (‘the Law’) (‘the Decision’).

Source: Spain: AEPD’s decision fining Facebook “first to go into detail of massive scale processing”

Is your customers’ data protected from your employees?

Access by employees to customers’ data has to be subject to stringent privacy restrictions and limitations according to a decision of the Italian data protection authority. The decision of the Italian data protection authority An individual had complained to the Italian privacy authority about the breach of his privacy rights due to the illegal access to his bank account transactions.

Source: ITALY: Is your customers’ data protected from your employees?

Businesses can obtain a ‘competitive advantage’ if they ‘get data protection right’

Businesses can obtain a “competitive advantage” if they “get data protection right”, a senior official at the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has said.

Source: Businesses can obtain a ‘competitive advantage’ if they ‘get data protection right’, says watchdog

Criminal records of employees might be a privacy risk for your business

A decision of the Italian privacy authority on the illegal collection of data on criminal convictions of employees raised the issue on a practice that is quite common. We are running a number of privacy audit on companies that need to get compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation and we can verify that the practice of collecting a police clearance report (in Italian the “casellario giudiziale “) of employees is quite common, regardless of the role to be taken by such employees, just because this is a standard practice adopted with anyone hired by the company and in absence of a regulatory obligation.

Source: Criminal records of employees might be a privacy risk for your business

Latest TalkTalk fine a warning to firms to keep IT systems up to date

The latest fine issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) against TalkTalk should be seen as a warning to businesses of all sizes to keep their IT systems up to date, an expert has said.

Source: Latest TalkTalk fine a warning to firms to keep IT systems up to date, expert says

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