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Another strike against use of Google Analytics in Europe: The Italian data protection authority has found a local web publisher’s use of the popular analytics tool to be non-compliant with EU data protection rules owing to user data being transferred to the U.S. — a country that lacks a…

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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 aims to end years of legal uncertainty for businesses exporting data from the bloc is not yet a done deal. The deal in principle faces scrutiny in th…

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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 signalling an end to the many months of legal uncertainty that has dogged cloud services after a landmark court ruling in July 2020 which struck down t…

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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 digital strategy, said yesterday — but she also warned that a replacement for the defunct EU-US Privacy Shield (and Safe Harbor before that) is…

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Meta sent a new draft decision on its EU-US data transfers

Facebook has received a “revised” preliminary decision from its lead EU privacy regulator with implications for its ability to continue to export user data to the US, TechCrunch has learned. “Meta has 28 days to make submissions on this preliminary decision at which point we will …

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France’s privacy watchdog latest to find Google Analytics breaches GDPR

Use of Google Analytics has now been found to breach European Union privacy laws in France — after a similar decision was reached in Austria last month. The French data protection watchdog, the CNIL, said today that an unnamed local website’s use of Google Analytics is non-compliant wit…

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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 headwinds” cutting into its future growth — actually mean when you unpack it? It’s starting to look like this breezy wording means the law is fina…

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In bad news for US cloud services, Austrian website’s use of Google Analytics found to breach GDPR

A decision by Austria’s data protection watchdog upholding a complaint against a website related to its use of Google Analytics does not bode well for use of US cloud services in Europe. The decision raises a big red flag over routine use of tools that require transferring Europeans’ pe…

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European parliament found to have broken EU rules on data transfers and cookie consents

The European Union’s chief data protection supervisor has sanctioned the European Parliament for a series of breaches of the bloc’s data protection rules. The decision sounds a loud warning to sites and services in the region about the need for due diligence of personal data flows and t…

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Without a clear ask, your pitch deck is useless

Having a great "ask" slide can reassure investors: It shows a founder wants to raise an amount of money that unlocks the next stage of growth and knows what milestones they need to hit to get there.

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Equity crowdfunding appears immune to market volatility, on track for its best year yet

With the fundraising climate now showing cloudy skies, equity crowdfunding is getting ready for a field day.

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