The Italian Supervisory Authority (Garante) announced that it has fined Foodinho S.r.l. 2.6 million EUR for its use of performance algorithms in connection with its employees.
The Federal Trade Commission is punching right at the heart – and guts – of how data collection drives revenue for tech firms: their algorithms.
The manager of the enterprise had changed the password and logged on to the complainant’s e-mail account every day for a period of six weeks after the employment had ended. Norwegian DPA found that the enterprise lacks a legal basis for accessing e-mail in this manner.
The managers are accused of selling tech to Libya and Egypt that was used to identify activists, read private messages, and kidnap, torture, or kill them.
Luxembourg has circulated a draft decision sanctioning Amazon’s privacy practices and proposing the fine among the bloc’s 26 other national authorities.
Google continues to send data from EU websites to the US – despite two Court of Justice rulings.
Spain’s data protection authority recently ordered Equifax Inc. to delete data it collected this way and pay a fine of about $1.1 million for using in credit reports publicly available information from tax authorities and other government sources about individuals’ outstanding debts.
Disqus, a commenting plug-in that’s used by a number of news websites and which can share user data for ad targeting purposes, is in hot water in Norway for tracking users without their consent.
Irish data protection authority acknowledged in Irish Parliament hearing it “handles” GDPR complaints by not deciding about them, in violation of EU law.
The Dutch privacy watchdog has fined Enschede local council for tracking its residents using their mobile phones