New bill: May German consumer organisations sue firms for privacy violations soon?

A breach of data protection law may result in fines of the data protection authority and gives the DPA and the data subject the right to sue – this is the case under §§ 43, 44 German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). Now, a new bill shall allow consumer organisations to sue companies for such breaches.

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Portuguese Regulator celebrated SID 2014 with a privacy by default project!

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To mark the Safer Internet Day celebrated on February 11 of 2014, the Portuguese Data Protection Authority in a Partnership with the Cybersecurity and Privacy Center of Competence (C3Priv) of the Oporto University developed a set of applications that are freely available on the Portuguese Data Protection Authority’s website for download with the aim of giving back control to the internet users as far as their privacy is concerned.

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