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Saxony: SächsDSB monitors 30,000 websites and alerts 2,300 responsible parties of data protection violations

On June 13, 2024, the Saxon data protection authority (SächsDSB) announced that it examined around 30,000 websites for data protection violations, including the use of Google Analytics.

In particular, the SächsDSB highlighted that the use of tracking tools to monitor user behavior on websites requires voluntary and clear consent from the visitors.

The SächsDSB also found that in 2,300 cases website operators, including companies, associations, and public bodies, did not adequately comply with this obligation. The SächsDSB will request those responsible to remedy the data protection violations and delete all illegally collected data. If they do not comply, they may face formal administrative proceedings.

You can read the press release, only available in German, here.