Finland's DPA issues Google Analytics decision

24/05/2023 | Finnish DPA

The Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman in Finland has ordered the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) to halt EU-US data transfers via website tracking technologies. The FMI had previously confirmed it uses Google Analytics and Google's reCAPTCHA. The ombudsman ruled the FMI had neither defined or applied the legal basis for the transfer of personal data, nor had it suspended transfers following the Schrems II ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), which struck down the EU-US Privacy Shield framework in July 2020. The FMI has removed the two Google tools from its website and was ordered to delete all data transferred illegally.

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