Data Protection Bites 1/2019




New statutes of limitations for claims and how they relate to the GDPR in Poland

New legislation entered into force in Poland on 9 July 2018 introducing significant changes in the limitation periods for claims under civil law. Two most significant changes are: the reduction of one of the basic limitation periods from ten to six years, and the introduction of the rule that the end of the limitation period falls on the last day of the calendar year (unless the limitation period is shorter than two years).

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France completes the alignment of its national legal frame with European law

Ordinance No. 2018-1125 of December 12, 2018 completes, at the legislative level, the alignment of French national law with the General Data Protection Regulations and the "police-justice" Directive, applicable to criminal records.

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French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) imposes a financial penalty of 50 Million euros against GOOGLE LLC (January 21, 2018)

Having received group complaints from two data protection associations, and after having carried out investigations against GOOGLE during several month, the CNIL observed two types of breaches of the GDPR.
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Estonia has adopted new Personal Data Protection Act

At the end of 2018 Estonian parliament managed finally to adopt new Personal Data Protection Act. The new Act came into force January 15, 2019; and elaborates and supplements the General Data Protection Regulation.

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On general privacy authorizations

The public consultation of the Data Protection Authority on the five general authorizations compliant with the GDPR was published in the Official Journal.

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The verification of compliance with the codes of conduct and “the new ethics rules"

The Data Protection Authority assessed the compliance with the EU Regulation 2016/679 of the Codes of Conduct for the processing of personal data for historical, statistical, scientific and defensive investigations purposes.
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The new digital rights in the new Organic Law on Data Protection

The recently approved new LOPD, which adapts the European Data Protection Regulation (RGPD) in Spain, has been used to introduce into our legal system a series of digital rights.

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The exploitation of users’ data: 10 million euros fine imposed on Facebook by ICA

On 29 November 2018, the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) closed the proceedings started on 6 April 2018 by a number of Consumers’ Associations against Facebook Inc. and Facebook Ireland Ltd. As a result, the ICA fined the social network for having implemented two unfair commercial practices in violation of the Italian Consumer Code.

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The List of Processing Operations Requiring DPIA Approved by the Data State Inspectorate

Pursuant to its official order from December 18th, 2018, Data State Inspectorate (DSI) has finally released a long-awaited communication on the list of the personal data processing activities, which require Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements.

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Avv. Rita Santaniello


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Avv. e Head of Data Protection Italy Nadia Martini

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