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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

Just because it’s legal, it doesn’t mean it’s right

December 21, 2019 0

Polina Arsentyeva Contributor Polina Arsentyeva, a former commercial litigator, is a data privacy attorney who counsels fintech and startup clients on how to innovate using

Twitter to add a way to ‘memorialize’ accounts for deceased users before removing inactive ones

November 28, 2019 0

Twitter has changed its tune regarding inactive accounts after receiving a lot of user feedback: It will now be developing a way to “memorialize” user

Facebook succeeds in blocking German FCO’s privacy-minded order against combining user data

August 26, 2019 0

Facebook has succeeded in blocking a pioneering order by Germany’s Federal Cartel Office earlier this year that would have banned it from combining data on

WebKit’s new anti-tracking policy puts privacy on a par with security

August 15, 2019 0

WebKit, the open source engine that underpins Internet browsers including Apple’s Safari browser, has announced a new tracking prevention policy that takes the strictest line

Facebook’s human-AI blend for audio transcription is now facing privacy scrutiny in Europe

August 14, 2019 0

Facebook’s lead privacy regulator in Europe is now asking the company for detailed information about the operation of a voice-to-text feature in Facebook’s Messenger app

Facebook could face billions in potential damages as court rules facial recognition lawsuit can proceed

August 9, 2019 0

Facebook is facing exposure to billions of dollars in potential damages as a federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Facebook’s arguments to halt a class

UK watchdog eyeing PM Boris Johnson’s Facebook ads data grab

August 5, 2019 0

The online campaigning activities of the UK’s new prime minister, Boris Johnson, have already caught the eye of the country’s data protection watchdog. Responding to

Amazon quietly adds ‘no human review’ option to Alexa settings as voice AIs face privacy scrutiny

August 3, 2019 0

Amazon has tweaked the settings for its Alexa voice AI to allow users to opt out of their voice recordings being manually reviewed by the

Europe’s top court sharpens guidance for sites using leaky social plug-ins

July 29, 2019 0

Europe’s top court has made a ruling that could affect scores of websites that embed the Facebook ‘Like’ button and receive visitors from the region.

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