News Corner: Italy’s Data Protection Authority Fines Vodafone €12.2M for Unlawful Telemarketing Activities Violating GDPR

On 16th November, the Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali) announced its decision to impose a fine of €12.2M on Vodafone Italia SpA (“Vodafone”) on account of unlawful processing of personal user data for its telemarketing activities. The Authority concluded the investigation, which originated from the receipt of hundreds of […]

News Corner: “Amazon Distorting Competition” – European Antitrust Commission Launches Investigation

On November 10th, the European Commission (“EC“), European Union’s antitrust authority, announced that Amazon “has breached EU antitrust rules by distorting competition in online retail markets”. The concern raised by the EC was that Amazon has been giving preferential treatment to its own retail offers by relying on non-public business data of independent sellers who […]

Schrems II Decision: Case of Pot Calling the Kettle Black?

Posted on September 2, 2020 Authored by Nikita Das* The recent decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) invalidating the European Union-United States ‘Privacy Shield’ mechanism and contouring the applicability of the Standard Contractual Clauses in the Max Schrems Case[1] is certainly hinting towards the dawning of a geopolitical phenomenon across […]

Blockchain and the Data Protection Dilemma: Compatibility of GDPR with Blockchain System

Posted on 27 June 2020 Authored by Tanya Varshney The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR“) seeks to regulate the way personal data is stored, collected, processed etc. by a “data controller”. A controller is a natural or legal person or any authority that determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal […]