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Adtech giant Criteo faces $65M fine in France for GDPR consent breaches

In the latest blow to the creepy ‘tracking-ads’ complex, French adtech giant Criteo has been found in breach of European Union data...

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Startups among entities to face tougher laws as Kenya moves to protect personal data

The registration kicked off after the data protection regulations, providing guidance to be adhered by data controllers and processors, came into...

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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 faces fresh antitrust probe in Italy after data portability complaint

Italy’s competition watchdog has opened an investigation into Google over concerns it has abused a dominant position by hindering data...

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Selfie scraping Clearview AI hit with another €20M ban order in Europe

Clearview AI has been hit with another sanction for breaching European privacy rules. The Athens-based Hellenic data protection authority has fined...

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TikTok ‘pauses’ privacy policy switch in Europe after regulatory scrutiny

TikTok has agreed to pause a controversial privacy policy update in Europe, which had been due to happen tomorrow, and would have meant the platform...

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Italy warns TikTok over privacy policy switch

TikTok’s attempt to switch legal basis for targeting advertising at users in Europe looks to be in trouble after Italy’s data protection watchdog...

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Summer decision looms for Facebook’s EU-US data transfers

The wheels of privacy enforcement are slowly turning against Facebook in Europe — where its lead data protection regulator, Ireland’s...

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UK signs its first data sharing deal post-Brexit, with South Korea

Six years on from the referendum where the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU, and in the midst of an apparent government meltdown, the country is...

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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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After EU child safety complaints, TikTok tweaks ad disclosures but profiling concerns remain

A long-running EU engagement with TikTok — initiated following a series of complaints over child safety and consumer protection complaints...

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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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HYCU locks down additional funding to grow its cloud data protection business

HYCU, a company offering multi-cloud and hybrid cloud data protection services, has raised tens of millions in a Series B venture funding round.

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UK fines Clearview just under $10M for privacy breaches

The UK’s data protection watchdog has confirmed a penalty for the controversial facial recognition company, Clearview AI — announcing a...

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Spain slaps Google for frustrating the EU’s ‘right to be forgotten’

Here’s a rare sight: Google has been hit with a €10 million fine by Spain for serious breaches of the European Union’s General Data...

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Report spotlights vast scale of adtech’s ‘biggest data breach’

New data about the real-time-bidding (RTB) system’s use of web users’ info for tracking and ad targeting, released today by the Irish...

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Europe’s CSAM scanning plan unpicked

The European Union has formally presented its proposal to move from a situation in which some tech platforms voluntarily scan for child sexual abuse...

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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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Enveil, a provider of encrypted, privacy-focused search and analytics tools, raises $25M

Collectively, as we mature as a digital society, many of us are getting more aware, and more wary, of how our profiles and information exist and are...

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Europe seals a deal on tighter rules for digital services

In the small hours local time, European Union lawmakers secured a provisional deal on a landmark update to rules for digital services operating in...

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EU-US data transfers deal could be finalized by end of year, says bloc

The European Commission continues to eschew pronouncing a firm timeline for finalizing a new EU-US data transfers deal after the two sides reached a...

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Ex-Apple employee takes Face ID privacy complaint to Europe

Privacy watchdogs in Europe are considering a complaint against Apple made by a former employee, Ashley Gjøvik, who alleges the company fired her...

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Transatlantic data transfers ‘deal in principle’ faces tough legal review

The political agreement reached late last month between the European Union and the US administration on a new transatlantic data transfers pact which...

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TikTok delays opening of first European data center again

TikTok has once again delayed the timeline for opening its first data center in the European Union, in Dublin, Ireland — saying the facility is...

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Coro secures $60M at ~$500M valuation for an all-in, SaaS-based cyber protection platform aimed at SMBs

Enterprises typically dedicate significant money and talent towards protecting themselves from security breaches. That leaves a wide opportunity for...

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EU and US agree data transfer deal to replace defunct Privacy Shield

The European Union has just announced reaching an agreement in principle with the US on a revived transatlantic data flows deal — potentially...

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A security lapse exposed India’s CISF personnel files and health records

A database was accessible from the internet but wasn't protected with a password.

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