€14M fine for German property company not deleting old personal data

7 November 2019

German property company Deutsche Wohnen SE has been fined €14.4 Million for breaches of GDPR by the Berlin data supervisory authority in Germany.  This is reported to represent 2% of the company’s global turnover, so is only half the maximum fine that could have been imposed under GDPR. It’s worth noting that this time the […]

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Fladgate’s quick guide to the law on website cookies

31 October 2019

1. What are cookies and what this note covers 1.1 Cookies are small files which a website can, through an internet browser, leave on a user’s device, and to then be used to extract information about the user or their system. 1.2 In many cases, cookies are simply tools to let the website do its […]

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CJEU delivers judgment in Facebook “Like” button case

9 August 2019

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) last week handed down its decision in a case concerning a German online clothing retailer’s use of the Facebook “Like” button. The retailer, Fashion ID, had embedded the Facebook tool on its website, enabling visitors to “like” content on the web and so share it on […]

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Marriott Hotels to be fined nearly £100 Million for GDPR breaches – a warning for corporate buyers

10 July 2019

Hot on the heels of the £139M fine for British Airways comes confirmation from the ICO that it has proposed a financial penalty of £99.2M for breach of GDPR arising out of a data security breach reported in November 2018.

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ICO proposes £184M fine for British Airways in first major GDPR sanction

8 July 2019

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK’s data protection supervisory authority, today announced that it has provisionally determined that British Airways (BA) must pay a substantive fine for breach of the GDPR, in relation to a data breach that BA suffered in June 2018.  The reports state that the incident in part involved user traffic […]

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Danish furniture company fined for deletion failure

25 June 2019

The Danish Data Protection Agency (DPA) has recommended a fine of 1.5 million Danish kroner (approx. £180,000) for a furniture company that failed to delete the data of about 385,000 customers. The company in question, IDdesign, had been the subject of a supervisory visit by the DPA in autumn 2018. Prior to the visit, IDdesign […]

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Spanish football league La Liga fined around €250,000 for a breach of GDPR

19 June 2019

The top Spanish football league, La Liga, has been fined around €250,000 for a breach of the GDPR by the Spanish data protection agency, AEPD. In an effort to combat piracy of Spanish football live matches, La Liga allegedly used a smart phone app to collect users data without users’ specific consent. AEPD therefore levied […]

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GDPR: One year on

24 May 2019

The GDPR has been in force for almost a year and it has been reported that the Information Commissioner’s Office anticipates that a large fine in the United Kingdom is just a few weeks away. The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has reported that the various European supervisory authorities have received 144,000 queries and complaints, […]

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Data Protection – A year’s worth of challenges and threats

19 March 2019

Leigh Callaway and Gerald Brent examine the major issues which have been cropping up continually over the past year.

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Mutual EU-Japan adequacy decision now in force

23 January 2019

The EU and Japan have today announced a new personal data adequacy agreement between the two parties. This agreement will allow personal data to flow freely between the two parties on the basis that there are strong protective guarantees in place. Before the agreement was put in place, Japan agreed to put additional safeguards in […]

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