Vodafone Italy Fined with over €12 million for Violating the GDPR Through Abusive Telemarketing

Vodafone Italy has been fined more than €12 million for illegally processing users’ personal data for commercial purposes.As EDPB (European Data Protection Board) specifies in their report on this case, hundreds of complaints have been sent to the Italian Garante following the marketing calls made by Vodafone to its users. The Italian authority demonstrated through […]

The European Data Protection Board launches a series of recommendations following the CJEU’s decision C-311/18 (Schrems II)

EDPB (European Data Protection Board) brings new light upon the recent decision of the CJEU (The Court of Justice of the European Union), named C-311/18 Schrems II (after the Austrian activist Max Schrems), which clarifies the transfer of personal data to third countries and continues to validate the standard contractual clauses. The CJEU emphasizes once […]

GDPR Lawsuit Against Oracle and Salesforce

A series of lawsuits have been filed against Salesforce and Oracle, by a non-profit organization named The Privacy Collective and Rebecca Rumbul, privacy campaigner and data protection specialist which claims that the two giant companies illegally processed personal data collected in cookies. The violation is quite serious, the companies are accused of collecting and storing […]

Massive Data Breach By Marriot

Marriot International Inc was recently fined with £18.4 million by ICO (The Information Commissioner’s Office) for violating the GDPR (The General Data Protection) law. Another giant company is failing to comply with the data protection law. Approximately 339 million guests worldwide were affected by a cyber attack which took place in 2014 on Starwood Hotels, […]

UBER Sued After Several Employees Were Fired Through ‘Robo-Firing’ Algorithm

Uber continues to violate the fundamental rights of its employees. In 2019 four drivers from the United Kingdom, accused the taxi company for not providing them with the data requested, although GDPR (The General Data Protection Regulation) offers individuals the right to access personal data held by companies, which are obliged to respond to this […]

China Unveils The Draft Of The New Personal Data Protection Law

China’s economy has prospered during the last years. There are over 900 million internationals in China. According to Beijing authorities, China has clear legal provisions to protect the rights and legal interests of the citizens and organizations, including the personal data. Wang Yi, China’s Foreign Minister stated that China is currently witnessing a new round […]