CASES, SANCTIONS AND CLAIMS

  • The UK Competition and Markets Authority has just published a final report on their market study into online platforms and digital advertising.
  • Irish DPA opens formal investigation into Quantcast regarding the application of the GDPR in the company’s online advertising business, following complaint filed by Privacy International.
  • Complaints were filed in four different countries lodged against IAB Europe and Google.
  • Irish DPA opens formal investigation into Google Ireland Limited, on the issue of personalised online advertising.
  • Italian DPA prohibits sending marketing communications to loyalty cardholders.
  • The ICO continues its oversight of real time bidding (RTB) in adtech, as important actors have pledged to resolve issues raised by the authority.
  • The Norwegian Consumer Council (Forbrukerrådet) publishes an extensive report on the violation of consumer rights by the online advertising industry.
  • The Italian DPA sanctioned a call center with a fine of 2 M€ for unlawful data processing in its role as a data controller.
  • The Hellenic DPA imposed sanctions on Renewal Private Medicine Ltd, fining the company for unsolicited marketing calls. You can find the decision, only available in Greek, here.
  • The Italian DPA fined Eni gas e luce with 11.5 M Euros for unsolicited telemarketing and activating contracts without request.
  • The Italian DPA (Garante) applies a huge fine on a telecom company for unlawful marketing practices.
  • A telephone operator company in Italy was fined 0.8 M EUR for unsolicited marketing and violation of the right to withdraw consent, among others.
  • The Italian DPA investigated an advertising system which used face recognition technology to analyze demographic aspects regarding the audience and measure the level of satisfaction towards the advertisement, among others.

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