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Posted in Internet Jane Seager

.PL Registry lock service introduced

NASK, the organisation responsible for the Top Level Domain .PL (Poland), recently announced the introduction of a Registry Lock service for .PL domain names.

Locking a domain name at the Registry level provides an added layer of security against domain name hijacking. Domain name hijacking occurs when an attacker gains unauthorised access to registration data for a domain name, thereby … Continue Reading

Posted in Data Protection & Privacy, International/EU privacy Ewa KacperekWeronika Wolosiuk

First Fine Imposed by the Polish DPA Under the GDPR

The President of the Personal Data Protection Office in Poland (Polish DPA) imposed a fine amounting to PLN 943,470 (approximately EUR 220,000; approximately USD 245,977) for failing to fulfil the company’s transparency obligations towards over six million data subjects under Article 14 of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

This is the first fine imposed by the Polish DPA under … Continue Reading

Posted in Data Protection & Privacy Jakub BaczukEwa Kacperek

Poland: credit scoring in danger?

A draft act on adjusting the Polish legal system to the provisions of the GDPR is under way in the lower house of the Polish Parliament (Sejm).

The draft act contains, among others, provisions amending the rules for processing personal data by banks, credit institutions, loan companies and other entities regulated by Polish banking law.

Particular controversy has … Continue Reading

Posted in Data Protection & Privacy Jakub Baczuk

Polish DPA Releases Data Privacy Inspection Plans – Targets Health, Shopping

The Polish Data Protection Authority (GIODO) has just released its inspection plans for 2017. This year, the GIODO has decided to target its review of compliance with data protection laws on the health services and consumer sectors, with particular attention to certain profiling activities taking place in stores and shopping malls.

The health sector inspections will be directed at healthcare … Continue Reading

Posted in Copyright Ewa KacperekJakub Baczuk

Hosting providers in Poland – controversial judgement on active monitoring of content

On 27 May the District Court in Cracow ruled that chomikuj.pl, a hosting provider with over 5 million users, is obligated, once a month, to monitor the Internet through keyword searches for content uploaded by users, with respect to three Polish films “Dzień świra”, “Katyń” and “Wenecja”. Chomikuj.pl will be required to block access to all pirated files which appear … Continue Reading

Posted in Copyright Ewa KacperekAleksandra Kuc

Poland – Punitive damages for copyrights infringement declared unconstitutional by Constitutional Tribunal

The Polish Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Act gives the injured party an option to claim from the copyright infringer triple the value of license fees if the infringement was culpable. The value of the license fees is calculated on the basis of the market standard in similar cases. On 23 June the Polish Constitutional Tribunal found that provision to be … Continue Reading

Posted in Advertising, Broadcasting

Poland: New bill on the advertising of junk food to children

The Polish Ministry of Culture is currently working on a set of amendments to the laws on TV and radio broadcasting. The planned amendments will include a full ban on the advertising of unhealthy food to children under the age of 12. The amendments are yet to be approved by Parliament, but have already been deemed part of a general … Continue Reading

Posted in Policy & Regulation, Telecoms & Broadband Ewa KacperekJakub Baczuk

Poland: New consent for direct marketing required due to changes in the Telecommunications Law

On 25 December 2014 a new law on consumer protection will come into force in Poland that may complicate the rules for direct marketing in that country. One of the changes to be introduced under this new regulation is an amendment of the Telecommunications Law supplementing the current implementation of Directives 2002/65/EC, and 2002/58/EC with respect to direct marketing. The … Continue Reading

Posted in Advertising, Broadcasting, Policy & Regulation

Poland: The self-regulation of major broadcasters and bill concerning the ban on junk food advertising

On 29 October 2014, a group of major Polish broadcasters, including TVN, Polsat, TVP (the Polish national broadcaster) and ITI Neovision entered into a self-regulation agreement on the advertising of foods and drinks to children below the age of 12. The agreement was drafted and executed in cooperation with representatives of the National Broadcasting Council (the Polish media regulator), and … Continue Reading

Posted in Broadcasting

Polish competition authority uncovers collusion in sports broadcasting

On 21 August, 2013, the President of the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (“UOKIK” ) fined pay-per-view (PPV) providers a total amount exceeding PLN 3.6 million for setting a minimum resale price for the PPV transmission of sports events. The UOKIK started antitrust proceedings in November 2012 and found that the license agreements concluded between the holder of Continue Reading