Facebook faces ‘mass action’ lawsuit in Europe over 2019 breach

Facebook is to be sued in Europe over the major leak of user data that dates back to 2019 but which only came to light recently after information on more…

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Confusion over WhatsApp’s new T&Cs triggers privacy warning from Italy

Confusion over an update to Facebook-owned chat platform WhatsApp’s terms and conditions has triggered an intervention by Italy’s data protection agency. The Italian GPDP said today it has contacted the…

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Facebook trials expanding portability tools ahead of FTC hearing

Facebook is considering expanding the types of data its users are able to port directly to alternative platforms. In comments on portability sent to US regulators ahead of an FTC hearing…

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Further delay to GDPR enforcement of 2018 Twitter breach

Twitter users have to wait to longer to find out what penalties, if any, the platform faces under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for a data breach…

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TikTok announces first data center in Europe

TikTok, the Chinese video sharing app that’s found itself at the center of a geopolitical power struggle which threatens to put hard limits on its global growth this year, said…

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Facebook’s latest ‘transparency’ tool doesn’t offer much — so we went digging

Just under a month ago Facebook switched on global availability of a tool which affords users a glimpse into the murky world of tracking that its business relies upon to…

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Facebook Dating launch blocked in Europe after it fails to show privacy workings

Facebook has been left red-faced after being forced to call off the launch date of its dating service in Europe because it failed to give its lead EU data regulator…

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LiveRamp launches a Consent Management Platform

Liveramp last month launched a CMP (Consent Management Platform). Liveramp’s CMP is called Privacy Manager, a preference and consent management platform (CMP) that enables marketers and publishers to interact with…

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IAB UK proposes to limit content categories in the bid requests

IAB UK last month announced is proposing to ICO, the UK regulator, to limit the content categories in the bid requests. The proposal will be presented to UK’s data regulator…

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Google to stop sending contextual information on the bid requests

Google yesterday announced that will stop sending contextual information on the bid requests, starting in February 2020. According to Google, this a result from engagement with the European data protection…

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