Category: News_english

Social Media reacts to the events in Washington

Throughout his presidency Donald Trump has used social media as a means of communicating with Americans and indeed the rest of the world. Sometimes the content of these posts/tweets have been criticised by journalists and laypeople alike for being misleading and spreading what has come to be termed misinformation. However, most social media platforms have…
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The worst cyber attack the US Government had to face ?

On Saturday 19th December the Guardian Newspaper published an article about what it termed ‘The worst ever US government cyber-attack The Guardian [info@editorial.theguardian.com]’ It commented that even a week after the suspected Russian attack the full scope and consequences remain unknown. What is known is that key federal agencies in the USA were infected by…
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Google sanctioned for its use of cookies

It is the season of cookies (the edible kind) but not for Google! On 7th December the CNIL sanctioned the companies GOOGLE LLC and GOOGLE IRELAND LIMITED a total of 100 million Euros for having put advertising cookies on the computers of people who used the search engine google.fr. The company did this without the…
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It’s all down to you now!

When organisations are faced with difficult decisions and don’t themselves know how to tackle the problem then they revert to an age-old tactic they put the onus on you! This is in effect what European Data Protection Board (EDPB) did on November 10th, 2020. Now when transferring data to a third-party country not deemed adequate…
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Data Privacy and the English Teacher

Data Privacy Professionals works in collaboration with various structures and organizations, including associations under the law of 1901. TESOL is an association of English language teachers. In an article, Yvonne Chappell wrote on the following theme : “Data Privacy and the English teacher”, in order to show the impact that this international law has had…
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Google fined 50 million Euros by the CNIL

Google fined 50 million Euros by the CNIL

GDPR (the EU General Data Protection Regulation) is effective since May 25th 2018. Google was fined 50 million Euros by the CNIL (i.e. the French Data Protection Authority ; dpa) on January 21st 2019 https://www.cnil.fr/fr/la-formation-restreinte-de-la-cnil-prononce-une-sanction-de-50-millions-deuros-lencontre-de-la https://www.lemonde.fr/pixels/article/2019/01/21/donnees-personnelles-la-cnil-condamne-google-a-une-amende-record-de-50-millions-d-euros_5412337_4408996.html

Google fined 50 million Euros by the CNIL

Google fined 50 million Euros by the CNIL (french data protection authority)

GDPR (the EU General Data Protection Regulation) is effective since May 25th 2018. Google was fined 50 million Euros by the CNIL (i.e. the French Data Protection Authority ; dpa) on January 21st 2019 https://www.cnil.fr/fr/la-formation-restreinte-de-la-cnil-prononce-une-sanction-de-50-millions-deuros-lencontre-de-la https://www.lemonde.fr/pixels/article/2019/01/21/donnees-personnelles-la-cnil-condamne-google-a-une-amende-record-de-50-millions-d-euros_5412337_4408996.html

Partnership between the consulting company Data Privacy Professionals (France) and the legal practice/firm Meron-Campagne (France, Belgium)

Partnership between the consulting company Data Privacy Professionals and the legal practice/firm Meron-Campagne regarding GDRP and data privacy matters The consulting company Data Privacy Professionals based in Strasbourg (France) and the legal practice/firm Meron-Campagne based in Paris (France) and Brussels (Belgium) are pleased to announce that from the 24th September 2018 that they will be…
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Data Privacy Professionals thanked by the International Association of Privacy Professionals regarding outstanding voluntary service

Data Privacy Professionals (Pascal THISSE) thanked by the iapp Pascal THISSE (Data Privacy Professionals) thanked by the iapp (International Association of Privacy Professionals) regarding outstanding voluntary service in English to French translations (French language reviewer).

Facebook published a one-page GDPR oriented advertisement in the FAZ (German) newspaper

On Saturday May 19th Facebook published a one-page advertisement in the famous FAZ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) newspaper (Germany) regarding the GDPR which is to become effective on May 25th 2018. Facebook also mentioned new features regarding the access to personal data (access, download, deletion). There appears to be no mention regarding the portability principle. Facebook…
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