Yearly Archives:2019

Monthly Roundup of Data Protection News: May 2019

Last month in data protection news: ● In cahoots with Facebook whether you like it or not: a feature story about being joint controllers with Facebook when you create a page ● GDPR in 1 year: links to all the articles we found with anniversary facts and figures ● An apple a day: Dutch Data Protection Authority issues guidance on…

Monthly Roundup of Data Protection News: April 2019

Last month in data protection news: ● Voice recordings: a feature story on new cases about the legal treatment of voice recordings, depending on the purpose of their use ● Data Protection Impact Assessments ● EU Legislation watch: news about legislative processes ● Romania: helpline for cybersecurity threats launched ● CNIL: 2018 activity report & 2019 enforcement strategy published ●…

Prelucrarea datelor de sanatate in domeniul medical

Monthly Roundup of Data Protection News: March 2019

Last month in data protection news: ● Political campaigns and the GDPR: a feature story on the issues raised by processing personal data for political purposes. ● First GDPR fine in Poland: business information aggregator sanctioned for lack of transparency. ● Copyright Directive vs GDPR: see where the legislation ovelaps and what this means for content sharing platforms. ● AdTech…

ECJ case to settle what should be common sense on cookie consent

This week ECJ Advocate General Maciej Szpunar issued his Opinion on the Planet 49 Case – a case dealing with issues which should have been sufficiently clear not to bother the Court in the first place. Namely, it is about (a) pre-checked boxes as means to collect consent for placing cookies and (b) if, under the ePrivacy Directive, the same…

What’s (not) new about EDPB’s Statement on political campaigns

On 14 March 2019 the EDPB issued a Statement on the use of personal data in the course of political campaigns, following its 8th plenary session. This was supposed to be an important position document in light of the upcoming EU Parliament elections in May, however it left us with even more questions and not one solution. Just a short…

Our pro bono work in 2018

Pro bono work and public participation are part of our core organizational values. We try to find time and resources to make data protection better in Romania.