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Spanish Government approves new Decree-Law on Data Protection matters

European Union, Spain - July 30 2018 Due to the complex balances inside the Spanish Parliament, Spain has been unable to put in place to date (July 2018) a new Data Protection Act that…

UK: ICO announces intention to fine Facebook £500,000 and publishes data analytics investigation update

United Kingdom - July 12 2018 On 10 July 2018, the Information Commissioner published an update on its investigation into the use of data analytics in political campaigns. The…

FRANCE: Website publisher fined for violation of the cookie requirements

European Union, France - July 11 2018 The French Council of State affirmed the EUR 25,000 fine imposed by the CNIL on Editions Croque Futur (challenges.fr) for non-compliance with French…

EUROPE: Domain names and WHOIS information in a post-GDPR world (gTLDs update)

Global - June 29 2018 With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) having taken effect across the EU on 25 May 2018, this has meant a big change to the availability…

CHINA: Data and cyber - New guidelines you need to know

China - June 29 2018 In the last two weeks the Chinese authorities have been busy providing much-anticipated guidance on the practical steps organisations must take to…

FRANCE: New data protection law declared constitutional and ready for promulgation

France - June 14 2018 The French Constitutional Council has issued its ruling on June 12 regarding the new data protection law implementing the EU General Data Protection…

EUROPE: ECJ and responsibility for personal data processing on Facebook fan pages

European Union - June 13 2018 In June 2018 the European Court of Justice's Grand Chamber decided[1] on a long awaited case[2] regarding the responsibility of the administrators of…

Germany: First court decision on GDPR

Germany - June 6 2018 Only five days after the GDPR became applicable, the first German court, the Regional Court (Landgericht) Bonn (in a decision dated 29 May 2018, case…

FRANCE: New “data security kit” published by the ANSSI

France - June 1 2018 The French national digital security agency (ANSSI) has recently published a “data security kit” on the occasion of the entry into application of the…

FRANCE: First GDPR complaints lodged with the CNIL

France - May 29 2018 On May 25, the non-profit European Center for Digital Rights (known as nyob for "none or your business"), founded by Max Schrems, filed four, very…