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Brecha Advisory tool launched by AEPD

The AEPD has launched the Brecha Advisory tool to facilitate compliance with data protection laws by data controllers and processors.   The AEPD has launched the Brecha Advisory tool, which is intended to guide the application of the Spanish data protection legislation to facilitate compliance by data controllers and processors. This tool provides advice on

Electronic mail marketing: Guidance from the ICO on achieving compliance with PECR

The ICO released guidance on electronic mail marketing, to help organisations achieve compliance with the PECR.   Earlier this month, Aphaia reported on guidance published by the ICO for organisations regarding live phone calls made for marketing purposes, to help organisations to remain in compliance with the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR), also known

Unaddressed formal notice results in maximum fine imposed by CNIL

AI company Clearview received the maximum fine imposed by CNIL, totalling 20 million euros, after a formal notice was left unaddressed.   A formal notice from the CNIL giving Clearview AI two months to comply with various injunctions in November 2021 was left unattended, the Authority has decided to impose a maximum fine of €20

Aphaia attends FOAN 2022

Aphaia attended FOAN 2022, which was held in Valencia (Spain) on the 11th and 12th of October.   The 10th International Workshop on Fiber Optics in Access Networks (FOAN) took place in Valencia on 11-12th October, in an all-day event which was organised jointly with the International Congress on Ultra Modern Telecommunications and Control Systems

Subject access requests left unanswered lead to several reprimands

Unanswered subject access requests have lead to reprimands for seven organisations from the ICO.  The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has taken action against seven organisations which have failed to respond to members of the public when presented with a Subject Access Request (SAR). Under the UKGDPR, individuals should be able to request from an

Cyber Resilience Act proposal for the EU

The European Commission has recently published a Cyber Resilience Act proposal for the EU, to bolster cybersecurity rules.   The European Commission announced on September 15th, 2022, the Cyber Resilience Act proposal for the EU, a set of tougher cybersecurity regulations. These rules will govern smart Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and will include heavy

The Irish DPC imposed a fine of €405 million on Meta Platforms Limited

The Irish DPC imposed a fine of €405 million on Meta Platforms Limited, relating to the processing of children’s data.    The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) recently imposed a fine of €405 million and a range of corrective measures on Meta Platforms Limited (Ireland), after an inquiry into the company revealed several GDPR infractions.

Token access authentication guidelines from CNIL

CNIL has recently published token access authentication guidelines for online services.    Using token authentication allows users to access an online service, program, or website without having to re-enter their login information. With this kind of authentication, the user can access his online resources as long as the access token remains in use. This lowers

Poor personal data security leads to a fine of €2,500

Poor personal data security by a digital administration platform has led to a fine for a Belgian data controller.     A Belgian data controller has recently incurred a fine for multiple GDPR violations. The controller in this case is a company that created a platform for digital administration. On this platform, suppliers and consumers can

ICO marks the anniversary of the Children’s Code

ICO marks the anniversary of the Children’s Code: “Children are better protected online in 2022 than they were in 2021.”   The Children’s Code was implemented in September 2021 and has led to major changes in children’ access to online services, including adverts and profiles. The Children’s Code, which revolutionised how children are treated in