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California’s new privacy law is off to a rocky start

February 9, 2020 0

California’s new privacy law was years in the making. The law, California’s Consumer Privacy Act — or CCPA — became law on January 1, allowing

Ancestry lays off 6% of staff as consumer genetic testing market continues to decline

February 6, 2020 0

Excitement in the consumer genetic testing market continues to show signs of slowing down. In the past two weeks layoffs have hit two of the

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

European parliament’s NationBuilder contract under investigation by data regulator

November 30, 2019 0

Europe’s lead data regulator has issued its first ever sanction of an EU institution — taking enforcement action against the European parliament over its use

Another US court says police cannot force suspects to turn over their passwords

November 22, 2019 0

The highest court in Pennsylvania has ruled that the state’s law enforcement cannot force suspects to turn over their passwords that would unlock their devices.

A US federal court finds suspicionless searches of phones at the border is illegal

November 13, 2019 0

A federal court in Boston has ruled that the government is not allowed to search travelers’ phones or other electronic devices at the U.S. border

California’s Privacy Act: What you need to know now

October 12, 2019 0

This week California’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra, published draft guidance for enforcing the state’s landmark privacy legislation. The draft text of the regulations under the

Most EU cookie ‘consent’ notices are meaningless or manipulative, study finds

August 11, 2019 0

New research into how European consumers interact with the cookie consent mechanisms which have proliferated since a major update to the bloc’s online privacy rules

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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