By a decision of 23 June 2020, the German Federal Supreme Court provisionally confirms the allegation of abuse of a dominant position by Facebook because its users were not given the choice over the level of personalisation of their Facebook experience, which entails the collection of data from sources outside the Facebook network (e.g. Instragram, internet browsing etc.).
The Court considered that Facebook practice may hinder the competition in the social network and online advertising market due to its dominant position and provisionally upheld the decision of the German Federal Cartel Office (“Bundeskartellamt”) prohibiting Facebook from processing personal data collected outside the Facebook environment without the users’ additional consent.
This decision is interesting as it shows that in certain cases a breach of GDPR provisions may also have consequences on competition law matters.
The CNIL has upgraded its PIA tool aimed at carrying out data protection impact assessments (DPIA) or sometimes also called privacy impact assessment (PIA). A DPIA is a risk analysis that controllers must conduct before starting processing personal data in
During its 32nd plenary session, the European Data Protectino Board (EDPB) adopted the following documents: a statement on the interoperability of contact tracing apps; a statement on the opening of borders and data protection rights; two letters to MEP Körner
In a decision of 19 June 2020, the Conseil d’État (i.e. the French Supreme Administrative Court) ruled, as part of a judicial review, that the CNIL could not legally prohibit the use of “cookie walls” in its recommendation on cookies
The Conseil d’État (i.e. The French Supreme Administrative Court) upholds, by a decision of 19 June 2020, the €50 million sanction imposed on Google by a decision of the CNIL of 21 January 2019. The Supreme Court confirms that: the