On May 19, 2020, the Belgian Data Protection Authority announced that the Litigation Chamber had imposed a €50,000 fine on a social media provider for unlawful processing of personal data in connection with the “invite-a-friend” function offered on its platform.
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On April 28, 2020, the Litigation Chamber of the Belgian Data Protection Authority imposed a €50,000 fine on a company for non-compliance with the requirements under the General Data Protection Regulation related to the appointment of a data protection officer.
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On March 3, 2020, the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, the “Dutch DPA”) announced that it had imposed a €525,000 fine on the Royal Dutch Tennis Association (De Koninklijke Nederlandse Lawn Tennisbond, “KNLTB”) for an illegal sale of personal data.
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On March 4, 2020, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office fined the international airline Cathay Pacific Airways Limited GBP 500,000 for failing to protect the security of its customers’ personal data. The fine was issued under the Data Protection Act 1998 and represents the maximum fine available under the DPA.
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On March 17, 2020, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP will host a breakfast briefing in our London office to discuss the current cybersecurity threat environment and explore UK and EU cyber enforcement trends.
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On February 1, 2020, the Italian Data Protection Authority announced that it had levied a fine of 27.8 Million Euros on TIM S.p.A., a telecommunications company, for several unlawful marketing data processing practices.
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