On June 2, 2020, the European Data Protection Board announced that it had released a statement on restrictions on data subject rights in connection with the state of emergency in EU Member States amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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On June 3, 2020, the Presidency of the Council of the European Union published a progress report on the proposed Regulation concerning the Respect for Private Life and the Protection of Personal Data in Electronic Communications and Repealing Directive 2002/58/EC, better known as “the Draft ePrivacy Regulation.”
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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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