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225 million euros fine for WhatsApp

Messenger service WhatsApp must pay a fine of 225 million euros in Ireland, the Irish data protection authority DPC has ruled. The authority is responsible for WhatsApp because its parent company Facebook has its European headquarters in Dublin. Investigations had shown that WhatsApp had violated European data protection guidelines, writes the DPC. The authority accuses WhatsApp of lacking transparency – among other things, about which data would be passed on to other Facebook companies. WhatsApp said it did not agree with the DPC’s decision. The group wants to appeal against it. (swisstxt)

Three Years of the EU Data Protection Regulation: “As an entrepreneur, it feels like you always have one foot in prison”.

NZZ, 25 May 2021 The EU law has an indirect impact on Switzerland because it applies to all companies that sell products and services to the EU. The EU has given data protection authorities a powerful tool of enforcement – in particular the possibility of fines, and at a level that hurts even the big […]

The end of the framework agreement with the EU: What does this mean for data protection?

Switzerland has revised its new data protection law and brought it into line with the European data protection law (EU-DSGVO). The EU would now have to recognise the level of data protection here as equivalent, which is actually already overdue.

After the Federal Council broke off negotiations for a new framework agreement with the EU last Wednesday, the question now arises as to the impact on Swiss data protection. Swiss companies now fear that the EU will refuse recognition. This could, on the one hand, prohibit the processing of customer-related data from the EU and, on the other hand, impose new hurdles.

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