Belgian court rules: Encryption as an additional measure when exporting data

The Belgian Council of State ruled on August 19, 2021 (case number 251.378) that encryption of data during data export can be an appropriate measure to ensure an adequate level of data protection. Golem.de reported on this on Sept. 17, 2021, and gdprhub.eu also dealt with it. The Belgian ruling now confirms the view of […]

Establishment of Technical and Organizational Measures – The NRW Data Protection Supervisory Authority Recommends the Defense-In-Depth Approach

Securing data processing According to the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation, every form of data processing must be protected by technical and organizational measures. Implementing this requirement is not easy in practice, but requires comprehensive planning. This is particularly true when introducing a new processing operation. The basic requirement for safeguarding every processing […]

Every tenth cookie banner violates applicable law

This is the result of a review of nearly 1000 websites by consumer centers and consumer associations. As reported by their federal association on 17.09.2021, several consumer centers and associations have checked the websites to see whether they use cookie banners in compliance with the law.

Unlawful declaration of consent – data protection supervisory authority imposes a fine of 2 million euros

The General Data Protection Regulation sets out a whole series of conditions that must be met by an effective declaration of consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para.1 lit.a, 7 DSGVO. However, the fact that these requirements must also be observed in practice is now shown by the fine of 2 million euros imposed by […]

Personal data as the currency of the 21st century

“Knowledge is power” and knowledge about potential prospects and customers is of enormous value. Data trading has therefore been a flourishing industry for years.

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