DATA PROTECTION UPDATES

LEGAL UPDATES ON DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY 

You may follow the recent developments on Data Protection and Privacy in Türkiye and around the World. 

EUROPEAN UNION GENERAL COURT REJECTS REQUEST TO SUSPEND US-EU DATA PROTECTION PROTOCOL

European Union General Court has rejected an application to suspend the recently signed US-EU data protection protocol.

The case, brought by French MEP Phillippe Latombe, was dismissed on the grounds that the applicant had not fully explained the damage allegedly caused by the agreement.

13.10.2023

ITALIAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY PUBLISHES GUIDELINES TO ENSURE DATA PROTECTION IN SCHOOLS

The Italian data protection authority, the GPDP, has published a guide to ensuring data protection in schools, which covers a wide range of issues related to the processing of personal data, from photos taken during school games to the use of smartphones in the classroom, from video surveillance to electronic records.

The guide also focuses on some of the issues that can have a negative impact on young people (such as cyberbullying, sexting) and the correct management of videos and photos taken at parties and school trips.

13.10.2023

FINE IMPOSED BY THE CROATIAN SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY

The Croatian supervisory authority imposed a fine of €5,470,000 on the debt collection company EOS Matrix.

The grounds for the fine were that the data controller failed to take adequate technical and administrative measures to ensure data security, processed personal data of persons who are not legal representatives of the debtor in debtor-creditor relations without relying on one of the conditions listed in Article 6 of the GDPR, processed health data of data subjects in breach of Article 9 of the GDPR, breached the obligation to provide transparent information to data subjects, and processed data of 49,850 data subjects in breach of general principles by recording telephone conversations without a processing condition.

13.10.2023

MISTAKEN ARREST IN THE USA DUE TO IMPROPER USE OF FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY

Last year, Randal Quran Reid was taken into custody by Georgia police because facial recognition technology identified him on a surveillance camera in a stolen credit card case.

Sam Starks, Quran's lawyer for the system that misidentified him in the Louisiana incident, said: 'Even with standards and protocols in place, the use of this technology by law enforcement raises serious civil liberties and privacy concerns.

The lawsuit filed over the incident accuses the detective who conducted the procedures of false arrest, malicious prosecution and negligence, and seeks damages.

06.10.2023

ICO PUBLISHES GUIDANCE ON ENSURING THE LAWFULNESS OF WORKPLACE MONITORING

The ICO, the UK's data protection authority, has published guidance on how to conduct workplace monitoring lawfully and fairly in both the public and private sectors.

The guidance includes recommendations for lawful monitoring, such as informing employees, using the least intrusive means for the intended purpose, relying on explicit consent or other processing conditions, and keeping information limited to the purpose.

06.10.2023