European parliament found to have broken EU rules on data transfers and cookie consents



The European Union’s chief data protection supervisor has sanctioned the European Parliament for a series of breaches of the bloc’s data protection rules.

The decision sounds a loud warning to sites and services in the region about the need for due diligence of personal data flows and transfers — including proper scrutiny of any third party providers, plug-ins or other bits of embedded code — to avoid the risk of costly legal sanction. Although the parliament has avoided a financial penalty this time.

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