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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In part two of our podcast by Never Stop Learning, Hunton partner Lisa Sotto and Eric Friedberg of Stroz Friedberg and Aon’s Cyber Solutions Group discuss the fragmented nature of data security law in the U.S. and abroad, and explore the timeline of a breach event.
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On July 29, 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union released its judgment in case C-40/17, Fashion ID GmbH & Co. KG vs. Verbraucherzentrale NRW eV, ruling that Fashion ID should be considered a joint controller with Facebook regarding the collection and disclosure of personal data to Facebook as a result of embedding the Facebook ‘Like’ button on its website.
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