Germany-Antitrust Law: Facebook’s Wrongful GDPR Practice Hinders Competition

By a decision of 23 June 2020, the German Federal Supreme Court provisionally upheld the decision German Federal Cartel Office (“Bundeskartellamt”) alleging abuse of a dominant position by Facebook and prohibiting the social network from processing personal data collected outside the Facebook environment without the users’ additional consent. This decision is based, among others, on the fact  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. This decision is interesting as it shows that in certain cases a breach of GDPR provisions ...
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Germany-Antitrust Law: Facebook’s Wrongful GDPR Practice Hinders Competition

Germany-Antitrust Law: Facebook’s Wrongful GDPR Practice Hinders Competition

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 ...
The CNIL Upgrades its PIA Tool

The CNIL Upgrades its PIA Tool

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 ...
EDPB: The 32nd Plenary Meeting Focused on COVID-19 Related Measures

EDPB: The 32nd Plenary Meeting Focused on COVID-19 Related Measures

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 ...
France: The Prohibition of “Cookie Walls” in the CNIL Guidelines was Unlawful

France: The Prohibition of “Cookie Walls” in the CNIL Guidelines was Unlawful

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 ...
Google : The CNIL €50 million Fine Is Upheld

Google : The CNIL €50 million Fine Is Upheld

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 ...
The EDPB Casts Doubts on a Future Adequacy Decision with the UK

The EDPB Casts Doubts on a Future Adequacy Decision with the UK

In a letter of 15 June 2020, in response to Member of the European Parliament with regard to the agreement between the UK and the US on Access to Electronic Data for the Purpose of Countering Serious Crime, signed on ...