CASES, SANCTIONS AND CLAIMS

  • (2019, Mar) ICO (UK) fined the Vote Leave Limited organisation 40,000 £ for sending out thousands on unsolicited text messages during the UK Brexit referendum campaign.
  • (2019, May) The Belgian DPA applied its first financial penalty based on the GDPR – approx. 2,000 Eur on on issues regarding the processing of personal data for political purposes.
  • (2019, Oct) Facebook and ICO reach an agreement regarding the use of personal data in political campaigns.
  • (2019, Nov) The EDPS investigates European Parliament’s 2019 election activities.
  • (2020, Jan) The European Court of Human Rights hears case against Hungary on the topic of freedom of expression, in the context of a political party’s mobile app which allowed voters to photograph, upload and comment on invalid votes cast during a 2016 referendum (read here the press release).
  • (2020, Jun) Belgian Data Protection Authority imposed a fine of €5.000 on a candidate in local elections for using the staff registry of a municipality to send election propaganda (in the form of a letter) to staff members.

REPORTS AND ARTICLES FROM OTHER ORGANISATIONS

OFFICIAL GUIDELINES, REPORTS AND STATEMENTS