Weekly News Recap – October 7-11
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by Violina Anastasova
5y ago
Lloyd vs. Google Court of Appeal judgment On 2nd of October 2019, the Court of Appeal, in a unanimous decision, overturned the Judgment of Mr Justice Warby dated 8 October 2018 which had refused Mishcon de Reya’s client, Richard Lloyd, permission to serve a representative action on Google LLC… [READ MORE] Turkey fines Facebook for breach of data protection laws Turkey´s data protection authority imposed a 1.6 million Turkish lira ($280,000) fine on Facebook for contravening the country´s data laws… [READ MORE] Will firms still have to comply with GDPR post Brexit? The G ..read more
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GDPR compliance can boost marketing metrics
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by Violina Anastasova
5y ago
Companies complying with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are seeing an increase in their targeted leads for marketing, according to a new study by Capgemini. GDPR, which was implemented in May 2018, forced many companies to overhaul how they handle data and privacy. However, rather than being a burden for enterprises, the change has resulted in a raft of internal and external benefits and given them an edge over organisations lagging behind in compliance. The latest study found that compliant enterprises are outperforming non-compliant counterparts by an average of 20% and a ..read more
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Will firms still have to comply with GDPR post Brexit?
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by Violina Anastasova
5y ago
The GDPR was brought into force last year, and along with the Data Protection Act 2018, provides a comprehensive data protection framework in UK, as well as the rest of the EU member states. Regardless of whether UK will leave the European Union with or without a deal, there would be no immediate change in the UK’s own data protection standards. This is because the Data Protection Act 2018 would remain in place and the EU Withdrawal Act would incorporate the GDPR into UK law to sit alongside it. However, under GDPR rules, organisations are only allowed to transfer personal data outside the EU ..read more
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Turkey fines Facebook for breach of data protection laws
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by Violina Anastasova
5y ago
Turkey´s data protection authority imposed a 1.6 million Turkish lira ($280,000) fine on Facebook for contravening the country´s data laws. The Turkish Personal Data Protection Council said on Thursday, 3rd of October, that personal data belonging to 280,959 Turkish users, including their names, gender, birth dates, relationship status, religion and search history, were compromised in the data breach. It further clarified that Facebook failed to take “the necessary administrative and technical measures” and did not fulfil its “data protection responsibilities.” Earlier this year, the Turkish a ..read more
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Lloyd vs. Google Court of Appeal judgment
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by Violina Anastasova
5y ago
On 2nd of October 2019, the Court of Appeal, in a unanimous decision, overturned the Judgment of Mr Justice Warby dated 8 October 2018 which had refused Mishcon de Reya’s client, Richard Lloyd, permission to serve a representative action on Google LLC. The claim relates to what is known as the “Safari Workaround” – Google’s alleged unlawful and clandestine tracking of iPhone users in 2011 and 2012 without their consent through the use of third party cookies. Mr Lloyd seeks damages against Google LLC on behalf of a class of over 4 million iPhone users alleging breaches of s.4(4) of the Data Pro ..read more
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Weekly News Recap – September 30 – October 4
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by Violina Anastasova
5y ago
EU Court: Google ‘right to be forgotten’ applies only in EU In much anticipating EU Court decision, the Court ruled that “Google’s ‘right to be forgotten’, which has been defined as “the right to silence on past events in life that are no longer occurring”, only applies in EU Member States…… [READ MORE] Companies are still struggling to get GDPR compliant It seems that even almost year and a half after the effective date of the GDPR, the companies are still greatly struggling to become GDPR-compliant…. [READ MORE] Leaked memo claims government website harvests personal da ..read more
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Companies are still struggling to get GDPR compliant
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by Violina Anastasova
5y ago
It seems that even almost year and a half after the effective date of the GDPR, the companies are still greatly struggling to become GDPR-compliant. A new report from the Capgemini Research Institute claims that less than a third (28 per cent) of the organisations consider themselves fully compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation. Last year, more than three quarters of polled businesses expected to be ready for GDPR on time. Those that are compliant are reaping the benefits. Those that aren’t – are facing multiple challenges. The compliant ones are saying they’ve improved their re ..read more
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Weekly News Recap – September 23-27
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by Violina Anastasova
5y ago
Dutch banks to work together in fight against money laundering Five major Dutch banks will work together to improve their ability to spot suspicious transaction activity as they fight against money laundering….. [READ MORE] School ‘bans’ surnames due to GDPR A mum says her son’s school banned the use of children’s surnames on textbooks, in order to comply with GDPR regulations. The bizarre situation, means her son is being called ‘Harry2’ by classmates… [READ MORE] EU Court: Google ‘right to be forgotten’ applies only in EU In much anticipating EU Court decision, the Co ..read more
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EU Court: Google ‘right to be forgotten’ applies only in EU
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by Violina Anastasova
5y ago
In much anticipating EU Court decision[1], the Court ruled that “Google’s ‘right to be forgotten’, which has been defined as “the right to silence on past events in life that are no longer occurring”, only applies in EU Member States. Back in March 2016, the French Data Protection Authority imposed a penalty of EUR 100,000 on Google Inc. because of the company’s refusal, when granting a de-referencing request, to apply it to all its search engine’s domain name extensions. At the current moment Google however refused to extend its’ de-referencing’ to all its versions, confining itself to removi ..read more
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GP practice under investigation after refusing to comply with DSAR
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by Violina Anastasova
5y ago
A recent investigation in the Farnworth, UK, has revealed that a medical practice was not complying with data protection rules. For a number of years Virginia Hewitt, who says she is on the autism spectrum, was a patient at Fig Tree Medical Practice, in Frederick Street. Eventually the patient decided to went to a different doctor’s practice. When she submitted a data subject access request (DSAR) for a copy of her case notes, Ms Hewitt says she was told that she would have to pay up to £50 to access the information. She said: “I’m with a different doctors now but I asked the practice manager ..read more
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