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FBT Privacy and Data Security Update

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Turkish DPA's landmark Amazon TR Ruling

The Board of Turkish Data Protection Authority has imposed a total of 1.200.000 TL (160K €) fine against Amazon Turkey for sending commercial electronic messages to users without their consent, bundling signing up to the services as a prerequisite for providing consent, transferring personal data without obtaining explicit consent of the users and for failing to provide information in accordance with Law and regarding data processing with cookies.

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Fine proposed for Danish recruitment company

The Danish Data Protection Authority considers that in a case on the right of access, the Danish recruitment company JobTeam has not met the basic requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that personal data must be processed lawfully, fairly and transparently.

JobTeam has been reported to the police and a fine of DKK 50.000 has been proposed. The company had erased personal data subject to the access request of a data subject during the period after the request was submitted and prior to the company's reply. The Data Protection Authority became aware of the case on the basis of a complaint.

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Advocacy group says TikTok violated FTC consent decree and children's privacy rules

According to Reuters, a group of privacy advocacy organizations is filing a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday alleging that the popular app TikTok violated a consent decree and a law protecting children’s privacy online.

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Parliament passes more protection for COVIDSafe tracing app data

The Morrison government’s coronavirus tracing app will have stronger privacy protections under legislation which has passed Parliament. People found accessing the data without authorisation will face up to five years’ jail and fines of ,000.