SypherPrivacyTalks - April 2024 - Week 18

by Sypher - April 29, 2024

Welcome to #SypherPrivacyTalks — Your news and article roundup. Bringing you the top privacy & compliance stories of the week.

Czech DPA fines Avast €14M over GDPR violations • 7 min read

💸  The Czech Republic's data protection authority has fined antivirus software vendor Avast 351 million Czech koruna (EUR 14 million) for alleged violations of the GDPR, a record fine for this country according to the GDPR Enforcement Tracker.

Avast carried out "unauthorised processing of personal data of users" of its antivirus programme and browser extension…read more

CNIL saw 35% more privacy complaints in 2023 • 6 min read

📜 CNIL, the French data protection authority, recently published a report on its activities in 2023, showing a 35% increase in public complaints relating to data protection compared to the previous year.
The report also covers information and protection of individual rights, compliance support and advice, anticipation and innovation, investigations and sanctions… read more

Romania: GDPR fine for eyewear retailer Lensa  • 2 min read

💸 Eyewear retailer Lensa has been fined EUR 2,000 (RON 9,941) by the Romanian National Authority for the Supervision of Personal Data Processing (ANSPDCP) for processing a person's telephone number without their consent and sending them SMS messages with commercial offers… read more (article in Romanian)

EDPB issues guidance on EU-US Data Privacy Framework redress processes • 7 min read

The European Data Protection Board has published guidance on redress procedures for EU complaints under the EU-US Privacy Framework. The guidance includes questions and answers, a model form for complaints to the Civil Liberties Protection Officer of the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and a model form for commercial complaints to EU data protection authorities… read more

The EU AI Act: Consequences for Insurers from Europe’s Lead in Regulating AI • 4 min read

🤖 The insurance industry is increasingly relying on AI to improve operational efficiency, adjust pricing models and combat fraud. The recent ratification of the EU AI Act by the European Parliament marks a significant shift in the regulatory environment for the use of AI, both within the European Union and potentially globally. This development promises to fundamentally change the way insurers operate, bringing them into line with new legal and ethical standards. 
This Lexology article by Beale & Co discusses the use of AI in insurance, the scope of the AI Act, and various other aspects, including implementation deadlines and penalties for non-compliance… read more


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