Right to be forgotten: Google saves €100, 000 in France but loses €7 million in Sweden

€100,000 saved in France On March 27, 2020, the French Supreme Administrative Court (Conseil d’Etat) struck out a €100,000 fines imposed by the French Supervisory Authority (the CNIL) on Google in 2016. Besides the financial sanction, the CNIL had also ordered Google LLC (former Google Inc.) to remove links to the concerned webpages appearing in the search results of the non-EU version of its search engine. Indeed, the French Court upheld the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decision handed down in September 2019. According to this latter decision, the right to be forgotten should apply only to the EU Member States version of the search engine unless the Authority carries out, beforehand, a balancing test between the rights to privacy and the protection of ...
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Right to be forgotten: Google saves €100, 000 in France but loses €7 million in Sweden

Right to be forgotten: Google saves €100, 000 in France but loses €7 million in Sweden

€100,000 saved in France On March 27, 2020, the French Supreme Administrative Court (Conseil d’Etat) struck out a €100,000 fines imposed by the French Supervisory Authority (the CNIL) on Google in 2016. Besides the financial sanction, the CNIL had also ...
EDPB: Statement on the processing of personal data in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak

EDPB: Statement on the processing of personal data in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak

On 19 March 2020, The European Data Protection Board adopted a statement on how employers and public authorities may process personal data in the context of the Covid-19 outbreak. Indeed, employers and public authorities are playing a role in the ...
France: The CNIL Publishes its Control Strategy for 2020

France: The CNIL Publishes its Control Strategy for 2020

On 12 March 2020, the French Supervisory Authority (the CNIL),  published its control strategy for the year 2020. For the year 2020, the CNIL has decided to focus on the following three themes: health data geolocation for local services cookies ...
Overview of the GDPR Sanctions since January 2020

Overview of the GDPR Sanctions since January 2020

Since the beginning of 2020, the Supervisory Authorities across the European Union have issued fines on companies breaching the provisions of the GDPR or national marketing laws. The main decisions are as follows: – Italy: two fines of respectively €11,5 million ...
EDBP 18th plenary session

EDBP 18th plenary session

The European Data Protection Board, group made up of the EEA supervisory authorities and the European Data Protection Supervisor met for its met for their eighteenth plenary session on February 18 and 19 and released documents on February 24. It ...
Italy: EUR 11.5 M fine for illicit marketing activities and activation of unsolicited contracts

Italy: EUR 11.5 M fine for illicit marketing activities and activation of unsolicited contracts

The Italian Supervisory Authority served two fines of EUR 8.5 and 3 million on Eni Gas and Luce (Egl), an Italian electricity and gas supplier. The first fine sanctions illicit processing of personal data in the context of promotional activities ...