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Europe Data Protection Digest | Belgian DPA to look at supermarket's fingerprint payment system Related reading: Reflecting on the US Senate privacy law hearing and SAFE DATA Act


The Brussels Times reports the Belgian data protection authority, Gegevensbeschermingsautoriteit, is planning an investigation into supermarket chain Carrefour's fingerprint payment system. The GBA initially asked questions about the system, which violates the EU General Data Protection Regulation if consumers don't consent to the data collection, before Carrefour revealed it had already implemented the program. "There are exceptions, but people have to explicitly give their consent in those cases," GBA President David Stevens said. "And that is more than just a signature on paper. Customers really have to understand the risks."
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