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    09/19/2019

    EN: No fan of fan pages - Data protection authorities may prohibit the operation of fan pages

    In a clarifying ruling, the Federal Administrative Court has further defined the responsibilities of an operator of a Facebook fan page. The pending proceedings concerned an administrative act of the Independent State Centre for Data Protection Schleswig-Holstein (ULD) vis-à-vis an operator of a Facebook fan page. As early as 2013, the ULD prohibited the operator from running a fan page because Facebook had collected an unknown amount of data through the fan page. The operator was initially successful in opposing the deactivation order.
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    08/07/2019

    2B Advice releases GDPR vs. CCPA comparison paper

    One of the more comprehensive data privacy laws to come out of the United States to date is the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2020. This law creates a number of new rights for consumers and considerable compliance concerns for businesses with connections to California and its residents.
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    08/07/2019

    Attention when using Google reCAPTCHA

    CAPTCHA is a variant of the Turing-test to determine whether a visitor to a web application is a real person. The principle behind the idea of CAPTCHA is to set up an ideal task easy for humans to solve but very difficult for machines (bots). First and foremost, CAPTCHAs are known as a kind of security protection tool and should be used to protect against the misuse of resources and robot fraud.
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    08/07/2019

    FR: New CNIL guidelines for cookies and other tracking tools

    The framework of reference for the assessment of the lawfulness of cookies and other tracking means had to be adapted on the basis of the GDPR, in particular with regard to the conditions of valid consent and the requirement to provide evidence.
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    08/07/2019

    FR: CNIL does not spare SMEs - 180 000 euros fine

    A CNIL decision of 18 July 2019 clearly shows the expensive consequences, even for medium-sized companies, of a customer data security breach under the GDPR.
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    07/11/2019

    UK: ICO – British Airways get its wings clipped

    The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) fined British Airways 204 million euros (equivalent to about 183 million British pounds). This amount corresponds to approximately 1.5 percent of the airline's worldwide annual turnover in 2018.
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    07/11/2019

    EU: The basics of cookie banners

    On the Internet, what are know as "cookie banners" can also be found on many websites. But most of the existing banners do not meet the legal requirements for adequate information and effective consent. What are the requirements for this?
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