Furthermore, the AEPD stated that Twitter placed cookies on users’ devices as soon as they accessed a website; without users carrying out any other actions, thereby violating Spanish data protection laws. The Data Protection Authority has now mandated for Twitter to make changes to this policy within one month of the decision.
The Twitter fine is not the only one given out by AEPD this week. On June 10th, they issued a fine of €5,000 to Consulting de Seguridad for violating article 6 of GDPR. This was after a complainant stated they had received commercial correspondence from the organisation despite not having consented for the organisation to process their data. Additionally, a fine of €25,000 was issued on the 9th of June against Glovoapp23 for violating GDPR as the organisation had not appointed a Data Protection Officer (DPO).
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