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Facebook expects a $5 Billion fine by the US Federal Trade Commission

26/04/2019 by:

Facebook’s quarterly financial results reveal that the tech giant expects to be fined between $3-5 billion for its privacy violations. However, any fine to be imposed has to be seen in the context of Facebook’s $56 billion annual revenue. The...

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EDPB provides guidance on ‘contractual necessity’ as a lawful ground for processing

23/04/2019 by:

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has issued draft guidance on an appropriate legal basis and contractual obligations in the context of providing online services to data subjects. The guidance discusses the meaning of ‘necessity’. Article...

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Czech Republic adopts new DP law to follow GDPR

01/04/2019 by:

The Czech Republic adopted, on 12 March 2019, legislation that brings the GDPR’s provisions into national law. The Data Protection Act, which repeals the previous Act on Personal Data Protection, will not apply administrative fines to the public...

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The Netherlands DPA confirms its GDPR fining policy

15/03/2019 by:

The Netherlands’ Data Protection Authority has published its GDPR fining policy which divides breaches into four categories according to their severity. The overlapping categories are: 1. up to 200,000 euros 2. 120,000 to 500,000 euros 3. 300,000 ...

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Bulgaria’s new data protection law enters into force

07/03/2019 by:

Bulgaria’s GDPR implementing law entered into force on 2 March 2019.  The Law on Amending and Supplementing the Law on Personal Data Protection (LASLPDP) modernises the original data Protection Act from 2002. LASLPDP was adopted on 20 February 201...

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