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. 

THE CNIL HAS PUBLISHED ITS DECISIONS ON THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN'S PERSONAL DATA:

CNIL, the French data protection authority, has published decisions on parental control standards for children's internet access. The first decision requires minimum features that prohibit children under 13 from downloading applications and block access to content on certain platforms. The second decision requires that mandatory features added to devices should not lead to additional data collection about children. 

08.09.2023

HIGH COMPENSATION IN THE CASE IN USA:

A woman from Texas has been awarded US$1.2 billion in damages in a lawsuit over the non-consensual distribution of intimate images. The lawsuit alleged that explicit images of the woman were distributed by her ex-boyfriend to her family, friends and co-workers without her consent in an attempt to damage her reputation. The content included personally identifiable information, including the woman's name, address and images of her face. It was decided to pay the woman $200 million in compensation for past and future suffering and $1 billion to set an example.

08.09.2023

THE IRISH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY HAS ISSUED ADVICE TO PARENTS:

As the new school year gets underway, the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has issued a message to parents who post their children's back-to-school photos online. Using the hashtag #PauseBeforeYouPost, the DPC said that children's personal information can be unintentionally over-shared and suggested that parents should be cautious, check whether there is any information about the child in the background of the photo, inform the child of the privacy risks and limit the audience of the account to 'close friends'. 

08.09.2023

ICO HAS PUBLISHED GUIDANCE ON THE PROCESSING OF WORKERS' HEALTH DATA:

The ICO has published guidance for employers on the processing of workers' health data. The guidance covers topics such as keeping sickness and injury records, occupational health schemes, medical examinations and drags and alcohol testing, genetic testing, health monitoring and sharing workers' health information. 

08.09.2023

X (TWITTER) UPDATED ITS PRIVACY POLICY:

With its updated privacy policy, X will now collect users' biometric data and data such as employment, education and job search. The privacy policy states that biometric data may be collected for security and identification purposes in accordance with users' consent, while data such as employment, education and job search may be collected to recommend potential jobs to users.

08.09.2023