On May 25 and May 26, 2020 respectively, the Belgian Data Protection Authority published two opinions on draft laws introducing COVID-19-related tracking initiatives.
Continue Reading Belgian DPA Publishes Opinions on Draft Laws for the Creation of a Database and for the Use of Contact Tracing Apps for COVID-19 Tracking

We previously posted about the Tapplock, Inc. settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations that the company violated Section 5 of the FTC Act by falsely claiming that its “smart locks” were secure. Earlier this month, the FTC voted 5-0 to approve the settlement.
Continue Reading FTC Approves Settlement with Canadian Lockmaker Over Deceptive Security Claims

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.
Continue Reading Belgian DPA Sanctions Social Media Company for Unlawful Processing of Personal Data in Connection with “Invite-a-Friend” Function