Does GDPR Harmonise Data Protection Across Member States?
£17,000 Fine Issued by Swedish Supervisory Authority for Processing Students’ Facial Recognition Data
The supervisory authority in Sweden, Datainspektionen, issued its 20-page written decision on 20 August 2019 regarding the unlawful processing of biometric data of 22 students over a period of three weeks. This is the first decision by the Swedish supervisory authority for a breach of GDPR. An administrative fine of 200,000 SEK was imposed, and […]
A Chinese State Surveillance of People in Kashgar
We recenty read Robin Barnwell and Gesbeen Mohammad’s article in the Sunday Times, ‘Bar codes and cameras track China’s lab rats’ (14 July 2019), and also watched ITV’s ‘Inside China’s Digital Gulag’, based on the same topic, and wanted to share some of their findings with our readers. As stated in the article: ‘China has […]
How does the EU Deal with the Free Flow of Non-Personal Data?
Data Arbitration Scheme
There is now a new Government-approved data arbitration scheme in the UK. The scheme provides a dispute resolution service for customers whose data has been breached or processed unlawfully, enabling them to claim compensation of up to £25,000. In order for a customer to sign up to the scheme, people pay a nominal administration fee […]