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 May 7, 2020, the French Data Protection Authority updated its previous guidance for employers relating to the processing of employee and visitor personal data in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak, in particular, in the context of lifting containment measures.
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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 April 30, 2020, the French Data Protection Authority published guidance on the extraction of web users’ personal data from online public spaces by web scraping tools and re-use of such data for direct marketing purposes.
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As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to unfold, there are some key data protection considerations for businesses, including compliance with the requirements around the processing of personal data for health monitoring purposes, crisis management issues and steps to be implemented to ensure the continuity of privacy compliance programs.
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