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.
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.
Last month the Portuguese Data Protection Authority made available two new online notification forms for employees’ monitoring: 1. Information and communication technologies private usage; 2. Blood alcohol and other psychoactive substances. Both the processing are subject to prior authorisation of the Portuguese Data Protection Authority, which means that the processing shall only be put in place after being expressly authorised.
On January 8, 2014 the Italian Ministry of Economic Development has published a draft code of conduct against cyberbullying (the “Code”).
The draft Code is now open to public consultation, with comments set to be received within February 24, 2014, and is expected to finally enter into force later this year.