EDPS calls for a pragmatic and balanced approach in the fight against crime

In a world transformed by new technologies, it is vital to ensure that law enforcement and judicial authorities have access to the necessary information and tools that are effective in the fight against terrorism and other crimes. However, any initiative in this field must fully respect the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and the EU data protection framework.

EDPS Guidelines on the concepts of controller, processor and joint controllership under Regulation (EU) 2018/1725

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has published guidelines on how to interpret the role and responsibilities of controllers, processors and joint controllership under the Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data.

The guidelines are available here

The Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 is available here

India about to install a nationwide facial recognition system

Reuters reports that as India prepares to install a nationwide facial recognition system in an effort to catch criminals and find missing children, human rights and technology experts warn of the risks to privacy from increased surveillance.

Surveillance cameras and facial recognition in Russia

Taiwan News publishes an interesting article reporting about a Russian Court dismissing a case related to alleged misuse of facial recognition byu surveillance cameras.

Polish DPA isseus a fine for obstructing the exercise of the right to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data.

The President of the Personal Data Protection Office imposed an administrative fine of over PLN 201,000 for, inter alia, obstructing the exercise of the right to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data.