Jedes zehnte Cookie-Banner verstößt gegen geltendes Recht

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.

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Rechtswidrige Einwilligungserklärung - Datenschutzaufsichtsbehörde verhängt Bußgeld in Höhe von 2 Millionen Euro

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 the Austrian data protection supervisory authority.

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Über die Versuchung Häkchen für Datenschutz-Einwilligungen voranzukreuzen

About the temptation to tick the box for data protection consent

Data subjects must tick the boxes for data protection consents themselves – this is what the GDPR wants, and this is how the ECJ and BGH decided: If those responsible want to process data on the basis of consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR, the checkboxes must be ticked be set by those affected themselves. Actually, it has been clear for a long time that the pre-filling of the checkboxes does not constitute consent by the person concerned, which meets the requirements of Art. 4 No. 11 GDPR.

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Rekordbußgeld Amazon

Record fine for Amazon of 746 million euros

The Luxembourg National Data Protection Commission (CNPD) imposed a record fine of 746 million euros on Amazon Europe Core S.à r.l. based in Luxembourg. This emerges from the quarterly report of AMAZON.COM, Inc. dated June 30, 2021.

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LDA Bayern verbietet Einsatz des Newsletter-Tools Mailchimp - Datenschutz - Datenschutzverstoß - Verbot - Datenschutzverbot - DSGVO - DSGVO-Verstoß - Mailchimp

BayLDA prohibits use of the newsletter tool Mailchimp

The use of the newsletter service Mailchimp, based in the USA, was declared illegal by the BayLDA in the case in question. Read here what impact this has on the use of Mailchimp and other US providers.

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Schmerzensgeld für unvollständige und verspätete Auskunft - DSGVO Bußgeld

GDPR violation: Compensation for incomplete and late information

Violations of the GDPR can cost companies dearly. The first thing that usually comes to mind are the high regulatory fines that are widely reported in the press. But not only high fines from the supervisory authorities threaten defaulting companies with incorrect information – compensation for pain and suffering can also be due, as the judgment of the Düsseldorf Labor Court of March 5, 2020 showed (Az. 9 Ca 6557/18). The reasoning for the judgment contained some fundamental statements regarding immaterial damages in connection with the violation of the GDPR.
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GDPR fine against H&M: € 35.3 million

The Swedish fashion brand H&M is said to pay a fine of 35.3 million euros for spying on employees. Hundreds of employees at the service center in Nuremberg are said to have been monitored. The Hamburg commissioner for data protection, Johannes Caspar, justified the decree on Thursday. Read the blog article to learn more about the GDPR fine against H&M.

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EU US Privacy Shield - Alles was sie zum Schrems 2 Urteil wissen müssen - Video - Datenschutz - DSGVO - Urteil - Schrems 2 - Daten - Personenbezogene Daten

The EU-US Privacy Shield – everything you need to know about the Schrems 2 judgment in the video!

The so-called “Schrems2” judgment of the ECJ, with which the US-EU Privacy Shield was overturned, is currently stirring up data protection officers and companies. In the video you can find out everything you currently need to know about the EU-US Privacy Shield. We’ll also tell you what to look out for in the company!
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EU-US Privacy Shield - Alles was Sie zum Schrems 2 Urteil wissen müssen - Urteil - DSGVO - DSGVO-Verstoß - Datenschutz - DSGVO-konform - Daten - Personenbezogene Daten - Recht

Data transfer to the USA: an endless story with a lot of risk – current! The US-EU Privacy Shield

It took a long time, but now it actually happened that the Austrian lawyer Max Schrems brought the data transfer to the USA before the ECJ again. He was right again. The so-called “Schrems2” judgment of the ECJ, with which the US-EU Privacy Shield was overturned, is currently stirring up data protection officers and companies. In our blog article and video you will find out everything you currently need to know about EU-US privacy. We’ll also tell you what to look out for in the company!

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DSGVO-Verstoß - 12 Mio Euro Bußgeld - Datenschutz - DSGVO - Daten - Personenbezogene Daten - DSGVO-konform - DSGVO-Bußgeld

GDPR violation – 1.2 million euros fine!

Data errors should cost the AOK Baden-Württemberg a fine of 1.2 million euros.

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