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 while the second sanctions the activation of unsolicited contracts. The amount of the fines were determined by taking into account parameters such as the wide range of stakeholders involved, the pervasiveness of the conduct, the duration of the infringement, and the economic conditions of Egl. The first fine of EUR 8,5 million relates to the unlawful processing of personal data carried out in connection with telemarketing and teleselling activities.  Following dozens of alerts and complaints, the Italian Authority carried out inspections and made inquiries that revealed that: the company made ...
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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 ...
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CJEU: The Advocate General considers the SCCs valid

CJEU: The Advocate General considers the SCCs valid

Following the judgement in Schrems of October 6, 2015, invalidating the Safe Harbor decision, the CJEU is now requested by the same party to rule on the validity of the decision 2010/87 instating the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) and indirectly, ...
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EDPB: Danish Standard Contractual Clauses Published in the Register for Decisions

EDPB: Danish Standard Contractual Clauses Published in the Register for Decisions

The final version of the standard contractual clauses (SCCs) for contracts between controller and processor submitted by the Danish Supervisory Authority has been published in the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) Register for Decisions. They have been adopted by the ...
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EDPB: Draft guidelines on the right to be forgotten in the search engine cases

EDPB: Draft guidelines on the right to be forgotten in the search engine cases

During its sixteenth plenary session that took place on December 2 and 3, 2019,  the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted draft guidelines on “the Criteria of the Right to be Forgotten in the search engine cases under the GDPR.” ...
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Draft E-privacy Regulation rejected by the Permanent Representatives Committee

Draft E-privacy Regulation rejected by the Permanent Representatives Committee

The draft E-privacy regulation did not receive enough support during the meeting of the Permanent Representatives Committee that took place on November 22, 2019 under the Finish Presidency. The Member States have been negotiating this proposal since 2017, in order ...
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France: €500,000 fine for illegal marketing calls

France: €500,000 fine for illegal marketing calls

On november 21 2019, the French Data Protection Authority (the CNIL) issued a €500,000 fine against FUTURA INTERNATIONALE, for various breaches of the GDPR and, in particular, for breaching the individuals’ right to opt-out of marketing calls. The CNIL justified ...
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