Category Archives: Privacy & identity

Spotify: a Euro 5 million fine for GDPR Infringement

With decision of June 12 2023, the Swedish Data Protection Authority concluded the proceeding started more than 4 years ago against Spotify, imposing a fine of € 5 million for infringing the right to access users’ personal data. The complain of Noyb and the action against the Swedish DPA (IMY) Noyb is a no-profit organization […]

Meta Pixel and Facebook Login: the Austrian DPA rejects Meta’s tracking tools

meta pixel

The Austrian Data Protection Authority (DSB), with decision of March 6, 2023, stated that the use of Facebook Login and Meta Pixel tracking tools, provided by the American company Meta, involves the transfer of personal data to the USA infringing thus the prescriptions imposed by the GDPR for the transfer of data outside the EU. […]

Douglas Perfumeries: 1,400,000 € fine by the Italian DPA

GDPR infringements

With press release of 28th November 2022, the Italian DPA announced the fine imposed to Perfumeries Douglas Italia S.p.A. for infringing the data protection regulation. The case Following a complaint, the Italian DPA began a proceeding to asses that Douglas Italia S.p.A. performed the proper data processing regarding its own customer fidelity programs. During the […]

The Italian DPA starts an Investigation on the distribution of the video of a sexual assault

distribution of a video

With a press release of August 22nd 2022, the Italian Data Protection Authority (DPA) announced the start of an investigation regarding the distribution of a video related to a sexual assault which happened in Piacenza on August 21st 2022. The video of the very serious episode, immediately acquired by the investigators, allowed to identify the […]