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Google fined by Spanish DPA

The Spanish DPA (AEPD) issued a fine of €10 m on Google for two violations of the General Data Protection Regulation. It was found that Google shared user data with a third party without legitimacy to do so and also without providing an opt-out mechanism. Read More

OPC issues interpretation of sensitive data under PIPEDA

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) issued guidance for the interpretation of sensitive information under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). It stated that “health and financial data, ethnic and racial origins, political opinions, genetic and biometric data, sexual orientation, and religious/philosophical beliefs are among the types of information that will generally be considered sensitive and require a higher degree of protection”. Read More

Texas AG amends Google lawsuit