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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...
19.02.2014

Court of Human Rights, Grand Chamber to hear Delfi case

It has been announced that the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has agreed to hear the “internet comment” case of Delfi AS v Estonia. The case was referred to the Grand Chamber at the request of the applicant company after its claim was rejected by the First Section in a judgment...
21.05.2013

Estonian data watchdog worried about misuse of population register

The Estonian Data Protection Inspectorate identified last year dozens of misuses of the population register that resulted in fines of 20-400 euros for the offenders. Presenting the agency's 2012 report to the parliamentary Constitutional Committee, director Viljar Peep stated that unlawful...

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