France’s DPA publishes comments on EU Data Governance Act and Data Act
Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL), the data protection authority of France, and the European Data Protection Board members published their opinions regarding the EU Data Governance Act and the planned Data Act. The DPA summarized its conditions for the two legislation, including suitable provisions that will align with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), protecting the rights of EU citizens. The comments were made after the invitation by the European Commission.
Discussions on UK Online Safety Bill put on hold
The UK parliament will suspend the talks on the UK Online Safety Bill amid the political contest as Prime Minister Boris Johnson steps down. The parliamentary debate on the bill, which has provisions comparable to the EU Digital Services Act, will presumably resume in September after the House of Commons returns from its summer recess and a replacement for Johnson is chosen. According to Member of Parliament Kemi Badenoch, the postponement is the right move since the bill is in no fit state to become law.
Greek DPA hands over fines to Clearview AI for GPDR violations
Clearview AI faces a fine of EUR 20 million from the Hellenic Data Protection Authority (DPA) for EU General Data Protection Regulation violations. The tech company is also banned from collecting and processing the personal data of citizens of Greece. Clearview AI will also need to delete the data they have already collected. The decision to issue the penalty was derived from the complaint by human rights advocacy group Homo Digitalis made last May 2021.