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Spanish DPA issues survey on Device Fingerprinting

On February 2, 2019, the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) published a Survey on Device Fingerprinting. (“Survey“) “Device fingerprinting is the systematic gathering of information on a specific remote device with the aim of identifying, singling out and, thus being able to monitor its user’s activity for the purpose of profiling.” The data set extracted from the user’s terminal device allows that device to be unequivocally uniquely identified. The APD estimates that there Read more [...]

Bulgaria adopts GDPR harmonization law

On February 20, 2019, Bulgaria adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679, GDPR) harmonization law. The law amends and supplements the previous data protection act from 2002. It also transposes the EU Law Enforcement Directive (Directive (EU) 2016/680). The new Law on Personal Data Protection (LASLPDP) entered into force on March 2, 2019 and is available at  http://dv.parliament.bg…   European Commission’s update on GDPR after 8 months of its application Read more [...]

Update on GDPR after 8 months of its application

  On January 25, 2015, the European Commission released a statement with an update about the effects of the adoption of Regulation 2016/679/EU (GDPR) Since its entry into force on May 25, 2018, “citizens have become more conscious of the importance of data protection and of their rights. And they are now exercising these rights, as national Data Protection Authorities see in their daily work. They have by now received more than 95,000 complaints from citizens.” So far, 23 member Read more [...]

Italian law defines blockchain and smart contracts

On February 12, 2019, Law no. 12/2019, converting into law the so called Decreto Semplificazioni (“Simplification Decree”), Legislative Decree No. 135/2018 was published on the Italian Official Gazette no. 36/2019. Among other provisions, the Simplification Decree defines the concept of "technologies based on distributed ledgers (blockchain)" and "smart contracts". "Technologies based on distributed ledgers" are technologies and IT protocols using a shared, distributed, replicable Read more [...]

Advocate General warns against embedding the Facebook “Like” button on websites

On December 19, 2018, Advocate General Bobek, published his opinion in case C-40/17, deeming that anyone who enters the Facebook “Like” button on his website can be considered a joint controller. In this case, a German fashion online retailer embedded a Facebook’s ‘Like’ button in its website. As a result, when users landed on the retailer’s website, information about that user’s IP address and browser string was transferred to Facebook. The transfer occurred automatically when Read more [...]