C029-81 HotNews

Data Transfers
Case project
Filing DPA
Controller
HotNews
Case status
Other Outcome
Filed: (3 years 11 months ago)

This is one of noyb 101 complaints which were filed after the "Schrems II" judgement in Summer 2020. The judgement invalidated the EU-US data transfer mechanism "Privacy Shield". The cases were generated based on implemented Google Analytics or Facebook tracking code on websites by EU providers, which leads to unlawful data transfers to the United States.

Protocol
Date Summary
01.12.2022
Romanian DPA told us that it ended the procedure

"As part of the investigation, the Romanian supervisory authority was informed that the code for the Facebook tool had been removed from the "hotnews.ro" website as of October 9, 2020, and that this fact had been communicated to noyb.
In view of the above, the Romanian supervisory authority is of the opinion that the investigation in this regard is now closed."

We decided not to appeal but to focus on the pending cases.

09.09.2022
Romanian DPA confirmed receipt of request for update

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08.09.2022
noyb asked Romanian DPA for an update
05.09.2022
noyb tried callling Romanian DPA multiple times

noyb called several times, the call kept dropping when any any number was pressed as instructed by the automatic voice.

17.02.2022
noyb again asked for an update
03.08.2021
DSB informed us that the complaint continues to be under investigation

DSB informed us that the complaint continues to be under investigation and that it is being handled in close cooperation with other concerned DPAs in order to esure a uniform approach.

09.07.2021
noyb asked the DSB for an update
08.10.2020
noyb checked controllers website and replied

noyb checked controller's website and replied to them that both FB Connect and Google Analytics are still in use. An email exchange with the controller followed where the controller repeatedly asked us to withdraw.

06.10.2020
Controller contacted us saying FB Connect has been deactivated
22.09.2020
DSB stayed procedure until LSA is established and has decided
17.08.2020
Complaint