EDPB discusses privacy issues related to TikTok, Clearview AI and civil society open letter
During its 31st plenary session, the EDPB announced its decision to establish a taskforce to coordinate potential actions and to acquire a more comprehensive overview of TikTok’s processing and practices across the EU. The EDPB indicates that it has already issued guidelines and recommendations that should be taken into account by all data controllers whose processing is subject to the GDPR, in particular when it comes to the transfer of personal data to third countries, substantive and procedural conditions for access to personal data by public authorities or the application of the GDPR territorial scope, in particular when it comes to the processing of minors’ data. Second, in its response to MEPs regarding Clearview AI, the EDPB also shared its concerns regarding certain developments in facial recognition technologies. The EDPB recalls that under the Law Enforcement Directive (EU) 2016/680, law enforcement authorities may process biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person only in accordance with the strict conditions of Articles 8 and 10 of the Directive. Finally, the EDPB adopted a response to an Open Letter by NOYB regarding cooperation between the Supervisory Authorities and the consistency procedures. In its letter, the Board indicates it has been working constantly on the improvement of the cooperation between the Supervisory Authorities and the consistency procedures.