18Jan 2019

Bitkom has published a report where it lays out recommendations for the European Commission’s Digital Single Market. The report covers the advancement of key technologies, such as artificial intelligence and high-performance computing and the governance of the digital economy, with focus on topics including cybersecurity, data flows and fintech. Bitkom also lays out its “key […]

27Mar 2019

On 14 March 2019, the Dutch data protection authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, DPA) announced (in Dutch) its fining structure for violations of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Dutch law implementing the GDPR (Implementation Act). The GDPR sets two levels of administrative fines that may apply depending on which GDPR provisions have been infringed: The […]

04Apr 2019

We have covered the risks of public clouds frequently and governments seem to take notice. While the German Federal Government has already decided to rely on a Nextcloud-provided, private cloud solution, other governments are still searching. Many rely on US cloud services and, like the Dutch recently found out, have to conclude that these leak data. Now the Swedish government […]

09Apr 2019

Cookie walls that demand a website visitor agrees to their internet browsing being tracked for ad-targeting as the “price” of entry to the site are not compliant with European data protection law, the Dutch data protection agency clarified yesterday. The DPA said it has received dozens of complaints from internet users who had had their access […]

11Apr 2019

An interesting decision came out of Poland’s data protection agency this week after the watchdog issued its first fine under Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). On the surface the enforcement doesn’t look so remarkable: A ‘small’ ~€220K fine was handed to a Sweden-headquartered European digital marketing company, Bisnode, which has an office in Poland, after the […]

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