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Privacy In Focus | April 22nd


by Leanna Cofano

We bring you a round up of articles and updates in the data sphere.


EDPS: EDPS published its Annual Report 2021 -Annual Report 2021: An efficient administration respects the rule of law.

The report highlights the EDPS’ achievements regarding European Union institutions’ (EU institutions) compliance with the data protection framework. The Report also underscores the EDPS’ increasing role in advocating for the respect of privacy and data protection in EU legislation.

See the executive summary report below 

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Europe: European Parliament announced the inaugural meeting of an inquiry committee dedicated to investigating the potential use of NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware software on and by EU member states.

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Spain: Spanish authorities discuss the dissemination of videos with violent content on social networks and reporting where appropriate as the publication of these contents on social networks without blurring those who appear in them amplifies and perpetuates the humiliation of the victim and supposes in any case a processing of personal data without consent

The Spanish Agency for Data Protection has a Priority channel to request the removal of sexual or violent content published on the Internet without the permission of the persons appearing on them, in particular in cases of harassment of minors or sexual violence against women but also in situations of digital violence of all kinds.

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DPC: The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has published a statistical report on the DPC’s handling of cross-border complaints under the GDPR’s One-Stop-Shop (OSS) mechanism.

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