Data protection

WhatsApp Slapped With $267m GDPR Fine For Sharing Data

Ouch. Irish Data Protection Commission hits WhatsApp with an increased fine of 225m euros, due to its handling and processing…

3 months ago

UK To Overhaul Data Protection Rules, Targets Cookie Pop-ups

Government to refresh the UK's data protection rules, and poaches New Zealand's Privacy Commissioner to replace outgoing Information Commissioner

3 months ago

British Airways Settles Data Breach Claims Case

Costly exercise. British Airways pays an undisclosed settlement to passengers and staff impacted by massive 2018 data breach

5 months ago

Regulator ‘Deeply Concerned’ Over Live Facial Recognition

Information Commissioner concerned that live facial recognition could be linked to social media to create 'supercharged CCTV'

5 months ago

European Court Backs National Watchdog Data Enforcement

Blow for Irish data protection watchdog, as Europe's top court rules it is no longer the only data enforcer across…

6 months ago

Irish Regulator Investigates Facebook Over ‘Data Leak’

After the discovery last week of a dataset of 533 million Facebook users, Irish regulator warns firm it may have…

8 months ago

How Good is Your Enterprise’s Contingency Planning?

The recent fire at the French cloud service provider OVHcloud, which resulted in many websites going offline, illustrates the vulnerability…

8 months ago

Companies Warned To Prepare For Data Transfer Challenges

Lack of progress on successor to Privacy Shield transatlantic data transfer agreement and UK exit from GDPR likely to mean…

12 months ago

Facebook Launches Legal Action Against Irish Regulator Over Data Order

Facebook begins legal action against Irish Data Protection Commission over preliminary order barring it from sending EU personal data to…

1 year ago

EU Proposes Five-Year Ban On Facial Recognition Technology

European Commission could temporarily bar facial recognition in public places as new rules to protect individuals' privacy are worked out

2 years ago

Most Website Consent Mechanisms ‘Illegal’ Under GDPR

Study finds websites' consent platforms largely fail to comply with data protection rules, and may even incentivise 'illegal configurations'

2 years ago

European Commission Launches New Google Data Probe

Commission taking a new look into Google's collection and use of data in wake of multiple antitrust decisions and 8…

2 years ago

EU Member States Block Progress Of Controversial ePrivacy Rules

Member states fail to agree on scope of regulations that aim to apply more rigorous privacy standards to the likes…

2 years ago

Tim Berners-Lee Launches ‘Contract’ To Save The Web

Contract for the Web, backed by 150 organisations, seeks to protect the web from becoming a 'dystopia' dominated by misinformation…

2 years ago

Microsoft Updates Cloud Agreements Following EU Probe

New cloud contract terms to roll out worldwide after European regulators found 'serious concerns' over the way Microsoft was handling…

2 years ago

Google To Buy Fitbit For £1.63bn

Deal would put Google into direct competition with Apple Watch, but faces close scrutiny from antitrust regulators over privacy implications

2 years ago

EU Data Regulator Finds ‘Serious Concerns’ Over Microsoft Contracts

Microsoft's contracts with EU agencies found to have 'significant scope for improvement' where it comes to protecting citizens' data

2 years ago

‘Less Than One-Third’ Of Companies Fully GDPR-Compliant

Capgemini finds firms struggle with legacy IT systems, complex requirements and mounting costs to bring themselves into line with strict…

2 years ago

Google Changes Terms For Virtual Assistant Transcripts

Company to require users to reconfirm if they want to allow humans to listen to Assistant recordings, following privacy row

2 years ago

Facebook Suspends Tens Of Thousands Of Apps

Social network says probe has addressed 'millions' of apps so far, as company seeks to repair its image in wake…

2 years ago

Google To Pay Up To £165m Fine For YouTube Children’s Privacy Violations

Google's settlement with the FTC to pay $150m to $200m fine was criticised as too low and as 'effectively rewarding'…

2 years ago

King’s Cross District Tracks Visitors Using Face Recognition

Canary Wharf also said to be considering private face recognition trials, in spite of controversy over police use of the…

2 years ago

Top EU Court Says Websites Liable For Facebook ‘Like’ Button Data

Decision makes websites and Facebook jointly responsible for collecting user data via 'Like' button plugins, potentially meaning 'serious repercussions'

2 years ago

Third Of European Businesses Not GDPR Compliant

Over a year since it was introduced, 30 percent of European organisations are still not GDPR compliant

2 years ago

Facebook Fined $5bn Over Cambridge Analytica Scandal

But FTC refrains from imposing strict limits on Facebook's data practices, adding to criticism that the penalty is a slap…

2 years ago

Watchdog Warns Police Over Use Of Facial Recognition

Police warned about data protection implications of using of facial recognition technology

2 years ago

Facebook EU Privacy Challenge Raises Prospect Of Data Disruption

Case opening this week in European Court of Justice could invalidate legal basis for transfer of citizens' data to any…

2 years ago

Ireland Opens Third Apple Data Protection Probe

European regulators are tightening their grip on multinationals including Apple, Facebook, Twitter and Google as stricter GDPR rules come into…

2 years ago

EE Fined £100,000 Over Illegal Marketing Texts

Some 2.5 million direct marketing messages were sent to mobile customers without their consent

2 years ago

Tinder Ordered To Store User Data Within Russia

Dating app ordered to hand over messages, videos and photos of Russian users, as part of tough 'data protection' laws

2 years ago