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Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman’s sanctions board imposed three administrative fines for data protection violations

The Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman’s sanctions board imposed administrative fines on three companies for violations of data protection legislation on 18 May. These violations concerned giving insufficient information on data protection rights, neglecting to conduct a data protection impact assessment and the unnecessary collection of personal data.

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Press release 22.5.2020 14.39
Deputy Data Protection Ombudsman orders company to change the way it requests consent for the use of cookies

The Deputy Data Protection Ombudsman has ordered a company to change the way in which it asks for the user’s consent for the use of cookies. The person who filed the complaint with the Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman felt that they did not have a reasonable opportunity to refuse the cookies. The company used cookies on its website for purposes such as targeted advertising.

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Press release 15.5.2020 13.49