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Sensitive data ruling by Europe’s top court could force broad privacy reboot

A ruling put out yesterday by the European Union’s top court could have major implications for online platforms that use background tracking...

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Europe’s health data reuse plan needs some surgery, say privacy supervisors

The rapid adoption of the Data Governance Act suggests there's broad backing among EU lawmakers for the data reuse strategy.

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Google’s ‘deceptive’ account sign-up process targeted with GDPR complaints

Consumer rights groups in Europe have filed a new series of privacy complaints against Google — accusing the advertising giant of deceptive...

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Uh oh! European carriers are trying to get into ‘personalized’ ad targeting

As Google works on reconfiguring its adtech stack to move away from cookie-based ad targeting to something else that’s not yet fixed but which...

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UK wants to replace cookie pop-ups with browser-based opt-outs

The UK government has published its final response to a data ‘reform’ consultation it kicked off last year, laying out how it intends to...

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Europe’s top court unblocks more GDPR litigation against Big Tech

A ruling by the European Union’s top court today is set to unblock a raft of litigation brought by consumer protection organizations seeking to...

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Microsoft acquires process mining vendor Minit to grow its automation offerings

Microsoft has acquired Minit, a process mining vendor, for an undisclosed sum. The move signals the former's interest in the growing task...

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Implement differential privacy to power up data sharing and cooperation

Differential privacy doesn’t just better protect privacy, it can also power data sharing solutions that facilitate cooperation across departments...

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Scandit snaps up $150M at a $1B+ valuation for its computer vision-based data capture technology

Consumers and businesses are forever demanding faster and easier ways to get things done, and today a startup that is building tech to make that a...

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Changing how we approach data privacy to unlock economic opportunities

While the pandemic accelerated the ability to live our lives largely online, around 4 billion people remain “digitally invisible” because their...

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On Meta’s ‘regulatory headwinds’ and adtech’s privacy reckoning

What does Meta/Facebook’s favorite new phrase to bandy around in awkward earnings calls — as it warns of “regulatory...

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Can carbon credits for improving forests help save them — and us — from climate change?

Rising pressure on big business to address the threat of climate change by decarbonizing their ops has, in recent years, led to huge demand for...

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With more data available than ever, are companies making smarter decisions?

Baseball is like a laboratory for advanced statistical analysis, and businesses could learn a lot from watching how the sport deals with expanding...

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Facebook’s internal assessment of EU-US data transfers shows it has no legal leg to stand on, says noyb

In its latest (and last) pre-Christmas document reveal, European privacy advocacy group noyb has published details of an 86-page internal assessment...

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Gig platform report calls for transparency to fix abuse

A not-for-profit set up by a former Uber driver who successfully challenged the ride-hailing giant’s misclassification of drivers’...

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Robust Intelligence raises $30M Series B to stress test AI models

Robust Intelligence, an AI startup that helps businesses stress test their AI models and prevent them from failing, today announced that it has...

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Italy fines Apple and Google for ‘aggressive’ data practices

Apple and Google have been fined €10 million apiece by Italy’s competition and market authority (AGCM) which has found they did not provide...

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EU’s data protection adviser latest to call for ban on tracking ads

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB), an expert steering body which advises EU lawmakers on how to interpret rules wrapping citizen’s...

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Europe’s digital rules reboot could tame Facebook, whistleblower Frances Haugen tells EU Parliament

In her latest turn in front of a phalanx of lawmakers, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen gave a polished testimony to the European Parliament on...

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IAB Europe says it’s expecting to be found in breach of GDPR

Is this the beginning of the end for the hated tracking cookie consent pop-up? A flagship framework used by Google and scores of other advertisers...

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Inside a European push to outlaw creepy ads

European Union lawmakers are mobilizing support for a ban on tracking-based advertising to be added to a new set of Internet rules for the bloc...

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Speedata emerges from stealth with $70M and groundbreaking chip technology to accelerate big data analytics processing

Data centers are taking on ever-more specialized chips to handle different kinds of workloads, moving away from CPUs and adopting GPUs and other...

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UK dials up the spin on data reform, claiming ‘simplified’ rules will drive ‘responsible’ data sharing

The U.K. government has announced a consultation on plans to shake up the national data protection regime, as it looks at how to diverge from...

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EU to review TikTok’s ToS after child safety complaints

TikTok has a month to respond to concerns raised by European consumer protection agencies earlier this year, EU lawmakers said today. The Commission...

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UK now expects compliance with children’s privacy design code

In the U.K., a 12-month grace period for compliance with a design code aimed at protecting children online expires today — meaning app makers...

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Twitter expands Google Cloud partnership to ‘learn more from data, move faster’

Twitter is upping its data analytics game in the form of an expanded, multiyear partnership with Google Cloud. The social media giant first began...

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Iteratively raises $5.4M to help companies build data pipelines they can trust

As companies gather more data, ensuring that they can trust the quality of that data is becoming increasingly important. An analytics pipeline is...

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German government bodies urged to remove their Facebook Pages before next year

Germany’s federal information commissioner has run out of patience with Facebook. Last month, Ulrich Kelber wrote to government agencies...

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