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Supervisory authorities of the Baltic States launch of coordinated inspection of the compliance of personal data processing in the field of short-term vehicle rental

Today, on the 25th of July, the supervisory authorities of the Baltic States (Andmekaitse Inspektsioon, Datu valsts inspekcija, Valstybinė duomenų apsaugos Inspectorate) launch a coordinated preventive supervision on the compliance of personal data processing in the field of short-term vehicle...
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Personal data in court in the era of GDPR

The Complaint of the Data Subject Will be Discussed to Oblige the County Court Issue Information on the Processing of Personal Data of the Data Subject Read more Yearbook of Estonian Courts 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...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...