Citizens’ needs and concerns were the focus of the debate on the digital revolution at the February plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), which reaffirmed that the “human in command” principle should always be endorsed.
The Commissioner has today issued his decision to the Lands Authority after concluding the investigation of the data breach, that was brought to his attention by the Times of Malta on 23rd November 2018. The findings of the investigation established that the online application platform available on the Authority’s portal lacked the necessary technical and organisational measures to ensure the security of processing. The Lands Authority was found to have infringed the provisions of Article 32 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and, in terms of Article 21 of the Data Protection Act (CAP. 586), was served with an administrative fine of €5,000. The level of the fine was reached after the Commissioner took into account the circumstances set out under Article 83.2 of the GDPR.
The Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee approved new rules to strengthen consumer rights and facilitate cross-border trade in the EU.
The Hellenic DPA, in order to a) explore the level of compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) -six months after its entry into force- and the specific legislation on e-privacy, b) raise the awareness of data controllers and data subjects, and also c) exercise its envisaged powers, has carried out the following “ex officio” investigation, which was initiated in December 2018 and is ongoing.
The Austrian Data Protection Authority has finalised its investigation into the Austrian Post (Österreichische Post AG) and issued a decision stating the Austrian Post has violated several provisions of the GDPR.
The Council today adopted conclusions on securing free and fair European elections.
With less than a hundred days left until the European elections in May 2019, the conclusions set out the Council’s response to a broad range of threats to ensuring free and fair European elections, based on lessons learnt so far.