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ECHR workplace surveillance decision “tips the scales” in favour of employees

18 January 2018 The European Court of Human Rights (‘ECtHR’) issued, on 9 January 2018, its judgement in López Ribalda v. Spain regarding the covert video surveillance of a Spanish supermarket chain’s employees after suspicions of theft had arisen.

Source: International: ECtHR workplace surveillance decision “tips the scales” in favour of employees

Spanish Courts Rule in Parental Authority Over Privacy Rights

The Provincial Court of Pontevedra recently ruled parental responsibility over children’s privacy in the case of a woman against her ex-husband on Tuesday, December 26th. The woman filed on the behalf that her ex-husband was breaching the privacy rights of their children by forcibly reading their WhatsApp chats, which would break article 197 of the Criminal Code. Entailing one to four years of jail time with a fine “to discover the secrets or violate the privacy of another, without your consent, take possession of your papers, letters, emails or any other documents or personal effects (…)“.

Source: Spanish Courts Rule in Parental Authority Over Privacy Rights – 71 Republic

Right to be forgotten and global delisting: some news from Spain

In a recent ruling, the Spanish Audiencia Nacional – the high court that referred the Google Spain case to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) – has somehow expressed opposition against imposing global delisting obligations on search engines.

Source: Right to be forgotten and global delisting: some news from Spain | Center for Internet and Society

Controller and Processor standard clauses

The French DPA (CNIL) and Spanish DPA (AGDP) have issued two guides for data processors, namely “Règlement européen sur la protection des données: un guide pour accompagner les sous-traitants” and “ Directrices para contratos responsable – encargado” respectively.

Source: Controller and Processor standard clauses

The Spanish DPA confirms compliance of Google Cloud commitments for international data flows

Google is pleased to announce that the Spanish Data Protection Agency (“Agencia Española de Protección de Datos” or “AEPD”) has issued a decision confirming that the guarantees established by the contractual commitments provided by Google for the international transfers of data to U.S. connected to its G Suite and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) services are adequate. Therefore, the international transfers to U.S. under such contractual commitments are deemed authorized by the AEPD provided the conditions established by the AEPD’s decision are met.

Source: The Spanish Data Protection Authority (AEPD) confirms compliance of Google Cloud commitments for international data flows

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”

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