MWC organizers fined over GDPR biometric security concerns

The GSMA, organizers of the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, ​​have been fined €200,000 for failing to carry out a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA)

Behind TechCrunch (opens in a new tab), decision (opens in a new tab) (PDF) provided in Spanish by the Agencia Española de Protección de Datos (AEPD) stated that the GSMA did not consider biometric data collected from participants, partly as a result of the operation of BREEZZ – an optional, automatic identity verification system enabling entry to the event.

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