Tensions over data privacy cast shadow over potential Greens-Five Star alliance

According to Euractive leading Green lawmaker in the European Parliament has hit out at Italy’s Five Star Movement (M5S) following revelations that Facebook is investigating the party over potential data misuse.

Warnings from several schools for excessive video surveillance

The President of the CNIL recently put several schools on notice to bring their video surveillance system into compliance with the GDPR.

EDPS publishes new Proportionality Guidelines aimed at making privacy-friendly policymaking easier

New European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Guidelines on assessing proportionality aim to provide policymakers with practical tools to help assess the compliance of proposed EU measures that would impact the fundamental rights to privacy and the protection of personal data with the Charter of Fundamental Rights, the European Data Protection Supervisor said today, as he published the Guidelines.

The Norwegian Data Protection Authority imposes a fine on the City of Oslo

The Norwegian Data Protection Authority has issued an administrative fine of EUR 49 300 to the City of Oslo for having stored patient data outside the electronic health record system at the city’s nursing homes/health centres from 2007 to November 2018.

China to increase public surveillance

The authorities can scan your phones, track your face and find out when you leave your home. One of the world’s biggest spying networks is aimed at regular people, and nobody can stop it.