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German antitrust authority restricts Facebook’s processing of user data

Catharina Glugla

On 7 February 2019 the German antitrust authority (Bundeskartellamt) found that the extent to which Facebook collects, merges, attributes to and uses data in user accounts amounts to an abuse of a dominant position on the market for social networks. Under Facebook’s current terms and conditions, users have to agree to Facebook: (1) collecting user Read More

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Are We Heading Towards Personal Liability for Data Protection Breaches?

David Smith

A couple of weeks ago I heard Stephen Eckersley, the ICO’s Head of Enforcement being put on the spot on Radio 4 about the number of the fines imposed by the ICO that have gone unpaid. This isn’t a problem with what might be considered the more reputable businesses that pay up when fined but Read More

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Dynamic IP addresses can be personal data says Advocate-General of the CJEU

Peter van Dyck

Summary On request for a preliminary ruling from the German Supreme Court, the Advocate-General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) concluded that dynamic IP addresses can be personal data within the meaning of the EU Data Protection Directive. Background German federal institutions exploit websites which contain general information for the public. Read More

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What can we expect from the EU General Data Protection Regulation?

Charlotte Mullarkey

It is now clear that the proposed EU data protection framework will be revised, and that it will be in the form of a Regulation – the General Data Protection Regulation. The GDPR will replace the current Directive and will be directly applicable in all Member States without the need for implementing national legislation. It Read More

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