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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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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 apply the bloc’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) standard against tech giants such as Facebook and Twitter over issues like whether t…

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More deceptive cookie banners targeted in latest noyb EU action

European privacy advocacy group, noyb, has fired off a second batch of cookie consent complaints (270 in total) — targeting websites in the region which it says are failing to properly request users’ consent to be tracked for ad targeting. The problem is consent popups that don’t …

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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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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 over the messaging platform’s aggressive push to make users accept impenetrable terms changes related to its use of their data continues to rumble o…

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As its data flows woes grow, Google lobbies for quickie fix to EU-US transfers

As the legal uncertainty in Europe clouding use of US cloud services cranks up, Google has responded by firing up its lobbying engines to call for US and European lawmakers to get a move on and come up a new rubberstamp to grease transatlantic data flows as usual as the bloc’s regulators fina…

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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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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 by Facebook of its (continued) transfers of European’s personal data to the U.S. — and the resulting conclusion can be best summed up as &…

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Venture studio Adanian Labs fuels startup growth in Africa

The venture studio targets to help build 300 next-generation startups over the next five years.

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Nautical Commerce sails away with new funding to bring marketplace tech to the masses

The company is boiling down the time it takes for businesses to create an e-commerce marketplace from two to three years to about 90 days.

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