On June 19, 2020, France’s Highest Administrative Court upheld the French Data Protection Authority’s decision, whereby the CNIL imposed a fine of 50 million euros on Google under the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
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On June 16, 2020, the European Data Protection Board released a statement on the processing of personal data in the context of reopening borders following the COVID-19 outbreak.
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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 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