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German data protection conference 2022 says Microsoft 365 still not GDPR compliant

[German]The use of Microsoft 365 (including Office 365) is still not compliant with European general data protection rules (GDPR). Anyone using the product is breaching European GDPR law – at least as far as the standard configuration specified by Microsoft … Continue reading

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Data protection commissioner of Baden-Württemberg (Germany) considers US President Biden's Executive Order for a data protection agreement "Privacy Shield 2.0" with European Union as insufficient

[German]On October 7, 2022, U.S. President Joe Biden launched the new data protection agreement with the European Union, referred to here as "Privacy Shield 2.0", by means of an Executive Order. The aim: to clear the legal way for data … Continue reading

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

Data protection: Microsoft 365 banned in Germany's Baden-Württemberg's schools by summer 2022

[German]The use of Microsoft 365 at schools in German state of Baden-Württemberg has been banned after the summer 2022. Schools must offer suitable alternatives for students and teachers. This is pointed out by the State Commissioner for Data Protection and … Continue reading

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Irish data protection authorities fined Meta 17 million euros

[German]The Irish Data Protection Authority (DPC) has just fined Meta (formerly Facebook) €17 million. This fine stems from several data protection breaches by Facebook in the past. Advertising

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Europol must delete data collected illegal from individuals

[German]The EU police agency Europol has amassed a huge collection of personal data of individuals collected somewhere in the course of investigations, crime reports or hacked messenger services, as well as asylum seekers. This data collection has been done unlawfully, … Continue reading

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Data protection officer stopps use of Microsoft Teams in schools of German state Hesse

[German]The use of Microsoft Teams in schools of German state Hesse (Hessen) is being phased out for data protection reasons. This has just been announced by the Hessian data protection commissioner. Data protection-compliant substitute solutions are available for use for … Continue reading

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European Court cancels EU-US “Privacy Shield”

[German]It is a bang – the data protection agreement "Privacy Shield" concluded between the USA and the EU has just been overturned by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). This now affects all cloud services hosted in the USA. Advertising

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