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03.07.2020

ERR: Personal stories on financial portals inconsistent with data protection

Financial info portals which generate personal stories automatically will have to rearrange their actions in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act. Currently, the way stories are generated does not comply with regulations. Signe Heiberg, an adviser of public relations for the Estonian...
Estonian Capital Tallinn
23.04.2020

We registered 115 infractions of data protection regulations in 2019

In a country of 1.3 million inhabitants, we registered 115 infractions of data protection regulations in 2019. Most of these incidents could be considered non-significant. But even non-significant events have the potential to benefit cyber criminals. The Data Protection Regulation requires...
30.08.2019

When the mouse takes the wheel

I sit into my car, turn on the engine, fasten my seatbelt. Suddenly I am in traffic. Cars pass me by. Someone is waiting on the intersection for an opportunity to cross it. When I take my place in front of a screen that is connected to the Internet and open my web browser, my steering wheel becomes...
22.05.2019

1 year GDPR – taking stock

The past 12 months have been remarkably busy for data protection authorities and data protection professionals across the EEA and beyond. Almost one year ago today, the General Data Protection Regulation entered into application. 25 May 2018 marked the beginning of an exciting new phase for data...
05.01.2018

Don’t panic! How to be compliant with the new GDPR in 5 steps

e-Estonia news The EU General Data Protection Regulation is entering into force on 25 May 2018, with the main goal to harmonize the already existing data protection laws across Europe. The Estonian Parliament is on its way to approve the implementation act to outline new rules for both the public...
06.03.2017

Europe needs common standards for freedom of information

Resolution of the european freedom of information commissioners and ombudspersons Berlin, February 24th, 2017 Enforce Freedom of Information! Strengthen European Information Commissioners! Many countries and regions in Europe have laws governing the right of access to administrative...
22.09.2016

Privacy regulators study finds Internet of Things shortfalls

Six in ten Internet of Things devices don’t properly tell customers how their personal information is being used, an international study has found. The study, by 25 data protection regulators around the world (including Estonian Data Protection Inspectorate), looked at devices like smart...
05.03.2015

Audit report for medical spas 2014

The audit is part of a cooperation project of the three Baltic countries agreed on at the meeting of Baltic data protection authorities that took place in Vilnius at the start of the previous year. Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian data protection authorities made the decision to conduct an audit on...
17.02.2015

Data protection specialists discussed matters related to the European Union data protection reform

At the end of January 2015, the Estonian Data Protection Inspectorate invited Estonian data protection specialists to the Parliament’s conference hall to discuss matters related to the European Union data protection reform as well as the application of personal data protection in the development of...
20.03.2014

Violations of privacy laws would be resolved after investigations of casinos in three Baltic States

Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian Data Protection Authorities release findings form investigation of casinos Vilnius, Lithuania and Riga, Latvia and Tallinn, Estonia, March 20, 2014 - The Personal Data Supervision Authorities of the Baltic countries (hereafter – the Baltic DPAs) for the second...

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