Data Protection Newsletter – no.2/2020 February

This month in data protection news: ● See guidance from EU data protection authorities on how to process personal data in the context of COVID-19 ● Read about recent GDPR sanctions, including in the filed of telecoms ● Find out the recent guidelines from data protection authorities ● More GDPR news and further readings.

Facebook fined with the maximum amount by the Information Commissioner’s Office

Information Commissioner's Office has fined Facebook with the maximum amount allowed prior to GDPR (£500,000), after finding "serious breaches of data protection law" between 2007 and 2014. This is related to the previous business model of Facebook that gave app developers access to the personal data not only of the app users, but also their friends (even if they were…