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Privacy Stakeholders Take Aim at Meta's 'Pay or Okay' Model

The landscape of advertising technology is undergoing an unprecedented shakeup, particularly in...

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EU AI ACT: Plenary Vote Tomorrow, March 13th | On the Verge of History

After years of tireless negotiations and countless amendments, we are on the brink of a historic...

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GDPR Success: Commissioner fines newspaper for disclosing Turkish Cypriot property holders

Privacy Minders, a part of Raphael Legal group, filed a Complaint before the Cyprus Commissioner...

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Navigating the Digital Advertising Landscape: Latest Developments and Strategies for Success

The online world is thriving due to the constant evolvement of technological innovation. The...

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Ireland’s DPC imposes a record GDPR fine of €1.2 billion for Meta's EU-U.S. data transfers

Ireland’s DPC rules on the legality of Meta's EU-U.S. data transfers and imposes a record...

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MEPs rejected the EU- U.S. Data Privacy Framework

On the 11th of May 2023, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), have adopted a resolution...

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ICO fined TikTok 12.7M GBP over misuse of children's data

On April 4th, 2023, the U.K. Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) announced the imposition of...

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UK re-introduces Data Protection & Digital Information (No. 2) Bill, the new UK version of GDPR

On March 8th, 2023, the UK Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, Michelle...

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EDPB announces binding decision on Meta personal data transfers to the United States

On the 13th of April 2023, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), announced the adoption of a...

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Privacy Minders attended the International Conference REDA 2023

On May 5th, 2023, our Privacy Lawyers, Maria Antoniadou and Melina Loizou, attended the “REDA...

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ENISA publishes report on Personal Data Sharing

In celebration of the Data Protection Day on the 28th of January 2023, the European Union Agency...

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Summer Holidays

Kindly be advised that our company will be closed for summer holidays only on 15th and 16th of...

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Our Managing Partner, Maria Raphael, speaks at the 2nd CPD Webinar ‘’Fundamentals on Data Protection’’ by UCLan Cyprus

Our Managing Partner, Maria Raphael, speaks at the 2nd CPD Webinar ‘’Fundamentals on Data...

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The European Data Protection Board addresses Dark Patterns in Social Media Platforms

The European Data Protection Board addresses Dark Patterns in Social Media Platforms -Tricks to...

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The managing partner of Privacy Minders, Maria Raphael, is appointed to ENISA Ad Hoc Working Group

We are delighted to announce that, following the Decision 16/2022 of March 2022 of the executive...

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Privacy Minders participates at the XIV Data Privacy Institute Privacy Forum held in Madrid

We are delighted to announce that on the 17th of February 2022, Maria Raphael, the managing...

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The Issue of Liability of EU and UK Representatives

Under the GDPR, controllers or processors not established in the European Union are required to...

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Privacy Minders contributes to IAPP’s White Paper on 2022 Global Legislative Predictions

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) has been tracking Global...

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Surveillance and Data Retention in the EU

The retention of traffic and location data for a certain time by providers of electronic...

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GDPR: The new SCCs for International Data Transfers and the need for amendment in Cyprus Law

On 4 June 2021, the European Commission (EC) has adopted the new International Standard...

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Google wins appeal in UK Supreme Court

On 10/11/2021, the UK ‘s Supreme Court issued its judgment in the case of Lloyd (Respondent) v...

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EADPP at the EDPB Stakeholder Event on processing of personal data for scientific purposes

On April 30th 2021 the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) organized a remote stakeholder event...

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Our Director, Maria Raphael, was a speaker at the 3rd Digital & Payments Conference

Our Partner and Director, Ms. Maria Raphael, was a speaker at the 3rd Digital Banking & Payments...

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Privacy Minders’ founder was elected the President of the EADPP

Maria Raphael, Privacy Minders’ founder and Director/Partner at the law firm, I.Frangos...

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Personal Data Protection Fines in Cyprus from July to September 2019

In 2019 the office of Cyprus Commissioner for the protection of personal data has received...

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End of EU-US Privacy Shield: Impacts of the CJEU decision on data transfers outside EU

End of EU-US Privacy Shield: Impacts of the EU Court of Justice decision on data transfers...

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Maria Raphael, our founder, spoke at the 5th Data Privacy & Protection Online Conference

The 5th Data Privacy & Protection Online Conference, titled “Regulations, Transparency...

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Real Estate companies subject to GDPR fines

The GDPR has changed the landscape in Europe and beyond. Nonetheless, compliance is a dynamic...

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COVID-19 and GDPR: The use of thermal cameras and other applications

The Cyprus Commissioner for the Protection of Personal Data has released an announcement...

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EADPP Ireland’s webinar on Cybersecurity and Data Protection

The European Association for Data Protection Professionals (EADPP) Ireland branch hosts a free...

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Cyprus Commissioner fines companies for tool scoring employees’ sick leaves

The Cyprus Commissioner for personal data protection has fined three affiliated companies for the...

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Privacy Minders contributes to IAPP’s White Paper on 2020 Global Legislative Predictions

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) has published a valuable report...

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Cyprus Parliament passes legislation allowing phone surveillance

On Friday, 24/01/2020, the Parliament after years of demand by authorities, passed a bill...

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First general assembly of EADPP, the European Association of Data Protection Professionals

On 15 December 2019 the conference and first General Assembly of the EADPP European Association...

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Cyprus Public Sector under Audit for GDPR compliance

The Cyprus Commissioner for personal data protection assessed the level of compliance of public...

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Cookie Consent not valid when Checkbox is pre-ticked, CJEU rules

On the 1st of October 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a decision...

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Privacy Minders sponsor the event “SkalaTimes Artist of the Year”

For a second year in a row, SkalaTimes, Larnaca’s online magazine, has organised with a great...

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EU Court: Website using Facebook ‘Like’ button liable for data

A German Consumer Body sued a German online clothing retailer Fashion ID for breaching personal...

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Privacy due diligence in M & As - What Marriott Hotels’ cyber incident teaches us

UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has shaken up the privacy world this week. On Monday...

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One Year of GDPR: The Aftermath in Cyprus and abroad

The 25th May 2019 marked the one-year anniversary of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR...

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Greek Oil Company Responsible for Data Leak

The Greek Data Protection Authority ascertained that the Hellenic Petroleum processed sensitive...

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Cyprus Commissioner’s Fine on newspaper confirmed by Supreme Court

Newspaper fined for disclosing child’s name and health problem.

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GDPR: €10,000 Fine on a Newspaper for Publishing the Names and Photos of Police-Officers

A financial penalty of €10,000 was imposed on a local newspaper by the Office of the Cyprus Data...

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Archibishop Makarios Hospital hit with a €5.000 fine by the Cyprus Commissioner

A patient submitted a complaint to the Cyprus Commissioner after her request for the exercise of...

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Disclosure of Suspicious Activity Reports

The U.K. case of Lonsdale v National Westminster Bank plc [2018] EWHC 1843(QB) has revealed that...

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GDPR Violations: €50 million Fine for Google in France

France's National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) issued a 50 million euros fine against Google...

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Global GDPR Legislative predictions by IAPP

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) has published an article where...

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Privacy Minders contributes to the creation of IAPP’s new GDPR tool

Maria Raphael, managing partner of Privacy Minders and member of the International Association of...

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Commissioner’s announcement on ongoing GDPR compliance investigations

On the 28th of November 2018, the Cyprus Commissioner announced that her office currently and...

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GDPR awareness presentation

Privacy Minders is committed to raise GDPR awareness and enhance business understanding on data...

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Cyprus enacts domestic GDPR implementation law

On 31/07/2018, Cyprus enacted The Protection of Natural Persons against the Processing of their...

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Supreme Court’s circular on anonymizing judgments

As the GDPR clearly states, the supervisory authorities shall not be competent to supervise data...

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Sanctions imposed for unwanted sms and email ads

After examining various complaints submitted by citizens in March, April and June 2018, the...

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Privacy Minders’ GDPR training sessions for Municipalities and Community Councils

The founder of our firm Maria Raphael, will be presenters at GDPR training sessions for the...

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Administrators of fan pages on Facebook owe responsibilities for the processing of visitors’ data

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled today that a German company operating in...

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Media interview

Privacy Minders contributed in an informative article published by the online portal alphanews...

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