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Oracle’s ‘surveillance machine’ targeted in US privacy class action

Enterprise giant Oracle is facing a fresh privacy class action claim in the US. The suit, which was filed Friday as a 66-page complaint in the...

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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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Meta’s first human rights report is largely self-congratulatory

In its first human rights report, Meta defends its policies will glossing over flaws in its platform noted by critics.

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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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Children’s rights groups call out TikTok’s ‘design discrimination’

Research examining default settings and terms & conditions offered to minors by social media giants TikTok, WhatsApp and Instagram across 14...

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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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Meta consolidates its privacy policy to appease regulators

In an effort to make its notoriously dense user agreements less labyrinthine, Meta has rewritten and redesigned how that information is presented....

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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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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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Clearview AI banned from selling its facial recognition software to most US companies

A company that gained notoriety for selling access to billions of facial photos, many culled from social media without the knowledge of the...

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Google touts more Workspace controls for users in Europe

Google has announced a package of additional controls for users of its productivity suite, Google Workspace (neé G Suite), in Europe — which...

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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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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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Tech workers describe detentions and interrogations as they flee Russia

An exodus of IT specialists from Russia is met with hostility from Moscow.

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TikTok children’s privacy lawsuit can proceed, says UK High Court

A UK High Court judge has granted permission for a class-action style privacy lawsuit to proceed against TikTok over its handling of children’s...

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Privacy Shield 2.0 is ‘high priority’ but ‘not easy’, warns EU’s Vestager

Agreeing a new data transfer agreement with the US is a “high priority” for the EU, Margrethe Vestager, the bloc’s executive VP for...

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Meta crowns Nick Clegg president of tilting at regulatory headwinds

Nick Clegg, the former deputy prime minister of the U.K., has been elevated to new heights at Meta, the tech giant formerly known as Facebook —...

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Meta’s Oversight Board urges Facebook and Instagram to tighten doxing rules

Meta’s external advisory organization issued new recommendations Tuesday, urging the company to bolster its policies that protect users against...

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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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WhatsApp quizzed over consumer protection concerns in EU

Remember the backlash over that impossible-to-understand privacy policy update pushed out by WhatsApp last year? A consumer protection complaint...

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Europe’s AI Act falls far short on protecting fundamental rights, civil society groups warn

Civil society has been poring over the detail of the European Commission’s proposal for a risk-based framework for regulating applications of...

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Ethyca raises $7.5M, open sources Fides for developers to build privacy tools directly into their codebases

Ethyca, the privacy-by-design technology startup that has built a unique set of APIs, detection tools and analytics to make it easier for...

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TikTok dodges questions about biometric data collection in Senate hearing

In its first-ever Congressional hearing, TikTok successfully dodged questions about what it plans to do with the biometric data its privacy policy...

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Piiano raises $9M to help businesses protect their PII

Tel Aviv-based Piiano wants businesses to keep their customers’ data private. The company is coming out of stealth today and announcing a $9...

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Cytrio launches with $3.5M to help SMEs meet data privacy regulation demands

Cytrio, a Boston-based data privacy and compliance startup, has launched its software-as-a-service privacy rights management platform after landing...

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Texas Right to Life website exposed job applicants’ resumes

The anti-abortion group publicized a "whistleblower" website, which was flooded with fake tips.

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US towns are buying Chinese surveillance tech tied to Uighur abuses

Hikvision and Dahua are accused of supplying Beijing with technology it uses to surveil ethnic groups.

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