Legitimate interest assessment as a precondition for the lawfulness of data processing On 11 January 2023, the Italian data protection authority (“Garante“) issued a decision against Commify Italia Srl for several violations of the GDPR. The decision demonstrates that the lawfulness of data processing may depend on whether the controller has conducted the legitimate interest assessment, or not. Registration of companies in Serbia goes on-line As of today (17 May 2023), companies in Serbia can be registered exclusively by submitting an online registration application to the Serbian Business Registers Agency (SBRA). The applicant has to have an account with E-Government portal. Such account can be opened free of charge. Norwegian Datatilsynet fines a fitness company for GDPR violations On 6 February 2023 the Norwegian Data Protection Authority (“Datatilsynet“) issued an administrative fine in the amount of approx. EUR 860,000 against the Norwegian fitness company SATS ASA (“SATS“), for violation of GDPR through unlawful collection and processing of the members’ data. Sending bulk emails by using CC or TO option is not allowed Two recent decisions of the Italian data protection authority (Garante), one from January 2023 and the other from February 2023, lay down basic principles that the data controllers should follow when sending bulk emails. CNIL consistently censures continual collection of geolocation data On 16 March 2023, the French supervisory authority (“CNIL“) imposed an administrative fine in the total amount of EUR 125,000 against Cityscoot, a company that provides electric scooter rental service.

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