FOPH: New cir­cu­lar 7.1, in for­ce sin­ce 1.1.2022: sub­ject mat­ter; strict pur­po­se limi­ta­ti­on; faci­li­ta­ti­on of dis­clo­sure based on consent 

The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) has rei­ssued cir­cu­lar 7.1 – Super­vi­si­on of the FOPH over are­as rele­vant to data pro­tec­tion in accordance with the KVAG, KVAV, KVG and KVV. The cur­rent ver­si­on of the KS, which is addres­sed to health insu­rers, has been valid sin­ce 1.1.2022 and replaces the old

Schrems: Que­sti­ons refer­red by the OGH to the ECJ 

The Austri­an Supre­me Court (OGH) has refer­red a num­ber of que­sti­ons to the ECJ in con­nec­tion with pro­ce­e­dings brought by Max Schrems against Face­book. The sub­ject of the pro­ce­e­dings is, among other things, the que­sti­on of the legal basis on which Face­book pro­ces­ses cer­tain data about Schrems. Here

DSG revi­si­on – second round of dif­fe­ren­ces in the Natio­nal Council 

On Sep­tem­ber 17, 2020, the Natio­nal Coun­cil deli­be­ra­ted on the remai­ning dif­fe­ren­ces of the revi­sed Data Pro­tec­tion Act (E‑DSG). The pro­vi­sio­nal text on the cour­se of the ses­si­on and the voting results (Amtl. Bul­le­tin) is avail­ab­le at the fol­lo­wing link. The last published ban­ner with the moti­ons of the Sta­te Political

Ita­ly: fine of EUR 16.7 mil­li­on against a tele­com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons provider 

The Ita­li­an data pro­tec­tion super­vi­so­ry aut­ho­ri­ty, the Garan­te, has impo­sed a fine of EUR 16.7 mil­li­on on Wind Tre SpA, an Ita­li­an tele­com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons pro­vi­der. The action was promp­ted by several data pri­va­cy vio­la­ti­ons rela­ted to direct mar­ke­ting acti­vi­ties. The Garan­te had recei­ved hund­reds of com­p­laints becau­se Wind Tre had sent adver­ti­sing messages without consent.