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VoetbalTV: Commercial and legitimate interest side by side?

VoetbalTV: Commercial and legitimate interest side by side?

According to VoetbalTV, a commercial and legitimate interest can co-exist within the AVG. The judge agrees. “The prior exclusion of a certain interest as a legitimate interest is contrary to European case law.” “Proportionality and subsidiarity were not part of that assessment. Nor did the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) weigh up the interests at […]

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South Korea fined Facebook 5 million euros

Facebook fined in South-Korea for 5 million euros

South Korea’s privacy watchdog (PIPC) has fined Facebook millions for providing users’ personal information to companies. According to the data protector, the data of at least 3.3 million local Facebook users would have been shared without permission with up to 10,000 companies. Personal data such as relationship statuses, work experience and education were shared with […]

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Vodafone fined over 12 million Euro by Italian DPA

Vodafone fined over 12 million Euro by Italian DPA

Vodafone got a Euro 12,250,000 fine on account of having unlawfully processed the personal data of millions of users for telemarketing purposes. This decision marks the final step in a complex proceeding that the Garante had initiated. Following hundreds of complaints and alerts submitted by users against unsolicited phone calls made by Vodafone and/or the […]

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6 out of 7 Covid-19 apps are privacy unfriendly

6 out of 7 Covid-19 apps are privacy unfriendly

Only 47 of 359 apps use Google and Apple’s more privacy-friendly exposure-notification system, which restricts apps to only Bluetooth data collection. More than six out of seven COVID-19-focused iOS apps worldwide are free to request whatever privacy permissions they want, with 59 percent asking for a user’s location when in use and 43 percent tracking […]