GDPR Fines and Penalties

The most widely discussed aspect of the GDPR are the fines and penalties. We explain how organisations can incur penalties for non-compliance and explore their impact. GDPR Maximum Fines The GDPR imposes maximum fines of €20 million or 4% of annual worldwide turnover, whichever is higher. This can be applied if an organisation fails to […]

Is The GDPR Good For Business?

Getting your business compliant with the GDPR can seem a daunting prospect, and it can be hard to see the benefits with the huge potential fines looming. The trust is, the GDPR is actually a very positive thing for business, with opportunities to improve your reputation, foster trust, and target your marketing with more efficiency. […]

Vodafone Italy Fined with over €12 million for Violating the GDPR Through Abusive Telemarketing

Vodafone Italy has been fined more than €12 million for illegally processing users’ personal data for commercial purposes. As EDPB (European Data Protection Board) specifies in their report on this case, hundreds of complaints have been sent to the Italian Garante following the marketing calls made by Vodafone to its users. The Italian authority demonstrated […]

The European Data Protection Board launches a series of recommendations following the CJEU’s decision C-311/18 (Schrems II)

EDPB (European Data Protection Board) brings new light upon the recent decision of the CJEU (The Court of Justice of the European Union), named C-311/18 Schrems II (after the Austrian activist Max Schrems), which clarifies the transfer of personal data to third countries and continues to validate the standard contractual clauses. The CJEU emphasizes once […]

GDPR Lawsuit Against Oracle and Salesforce

A series of lawsuits have been filed against Salesforce and Oracle, by a non-profit organization named The Privacy Collective and Rebecca Rumbul, privacy campaigner and data protection specialist which claims that the two giant companies illegally processed personal data collected in cookies. The violation is quite serious, the companies are accused of collecting and storing […]