data protection law

First major GDPR decisions looming on Twitter and Facebook

May 23, 2020 0

The lead data regulator for much of big tech in Europe is moving inexorably towards issuing its first major cross-border GDPR decision — saying today

A new senate bill would create a US data protection agency

February 13, 2020 0

Europe’s data protection laws are some of the strictest in the world, and have long been a thorn in the side of the data-guzzling Silicon

Cookie consent tools are being used to undermine EU privacy rules, study suggests

January 12, 2020 0

Most cookie consent pop-ups served to internet users in the European Union — ostensibly seeking permission to track people’s web activity — are likely to

Adtech told to keep calm and fix its ‘lawfulness’ problem

December 22, 2019 0

Six months after warning that the real-time bidding (RTB) component of programmatic online advertising is wildly out of control — i.e. in a breaking the

Google has used contract swaps to get bulk access terms to NHS patient data

October 22, 2019 0

New Scientist has obtained a legal agreement between Google’s health division and the UK National Health Service (NHS) that includes provision to pass five years’

Google ordered to halt human review of voice AI recordings over privacy risks

August 2, 2019 0

A German privacy watchdog has ordered Google to cease manual reviews of audio snippets generated by its voice AI.  This follows a leak last month

Facebook hit with three privacy investigations in a single day

April 26, 2019 0

Third time lucky — unless you’re Facebook. The social networking giant was hit Thursday by a trio of investigations over its privacy practices following a

UK parliament calls for antitrust, data abuse probe of Facebook

February 18, 2019 0

A final report by a British parliamentary committee which spent months last year investigating online political disinformation makes very uncomfortable reading for Facebook — with

Is Europe closing in on an antitrust fix for surveillance technologists?

February 10, 2019 0

The German Federal Cartel Office’s decision to order Facebook to change how it processes users’ personal data this week is a sign the antitrust tide could

German antitrust office limits Facebook’s data-gathering

February 7, 2019 0

A lengthy antitrust probe into how Facebook gathers data on users has resulted in Germany’s competition watchdog banning the social network giant from combining data

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