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Europe Data Protection Digest | Irish DPC probing TikTok and more enforcement updates Related reading: EDPB to address pay or consent at next plenary



  • Ireland's Data Protection Commission announced probes into alleged EU General Data Protection Regulation violations by TikTok. The DPC will examine potential breach of GDPR data-protection-by-design and -default requirements for minors' data while also investigating claims of unlawful data transfers to China.
  • Denmark’s data protection authority, Datatilsynet, recommended a fine of DKK 400,000 against the Central Jutland Region for not adequately protecting the region’s patient records stored in an archive with the Livstilscenter Brædstrup lifestyle center.
  • Italy’s data protection authority, the Garante, approved the use of body cameras in critical situations, like events or demonstrations, by the Ministry of the Interior — Department of Public Security and the General Command of the Carabinieri. The DPA said the data must be deleted after six months. The authority also issued fines of 800,000 euros to Roma Capitale, 400,000 euros to service company Atac Spa and 30,000 euros to subcontractor Flowbird Italia for failure to protect data of individuals who parked in the municipality after new meters were installed in 2018.
  • The U.K. Information Commissioner's Office fined three companies a combined 450,000 GBP after they sent more than 354 million nuisance messages without consumer consent.

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