Data protection regulations and COVID-19

The world is facing an extraordinary situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Governments and private institutions around the world are fighting to alleviate the spread of the virus by implementing care measures which can include personal data processing.   European Commission evaluation report The evaluation report published by the European Commission demonstrates how GDPR (The […]

€17 Million GDPR Fine for Italian Telecom Provider

Wind Tre S.p.A. an Italian company, has been fined for violating the privacy rights of its users under the GDPR (The General Data Protection Regulation). According to the report published by the Italian DPA (Data Protection Authority), the company processed personal data for marketing purposes. Users complained about receiving messages, emails and faxes without their […]

Company Fined 725,000€ for Collecting Employee’s Fingerprints

The Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, “Dutch DPA”) recently fined a company for violating the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by collecting personal data using fingerprint systems. Under the GDPR, ”biometric data means personal data resulting from specific technical processing relating to the physical, physiological or behavioural characteristics of a natural person, which allow […]

5 Data Privacy Violations that Led to Fines

1. Accessing personal data without authorization Since the General data Protection (GDPR) has been enforced, many sanctions have been applied to data handlers for not complying to certain provisions of the law. For the first time, an employee was sentenced to 6 months of prison for violating the GDPR. The news comes from England. According […]