Category: Privacy & Compliance

DC’s Attorney General sues Zuckerberg over  Cambridge Analytica

DC’s Attorney General sues Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica

The District of Columbia attorney general has filed a lawsuit against Mark Zuckerberg, aiming to hold the Facebook co-founder personally liable for enabling the political consulting Cambridge Analytica agency to gather the data from millions of Americans during the 2016 election season. The laws... Read more

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‘Google’s incognito mode is not really incognito’

‘Google’s incognito mode is not really incognito’

According to a Texan lawsuit, Google deceptively collects an array of personal data when a user has engaged in incognito mode. In January, Washington State, Indiana, Texas, and the state of Columbia filed separate suits against Google over deceptive location tracking and invasion of user privacy... Read more

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Mozilla Foundation believes EU AI Act helps make trustworthy AI

Mozilla Foundation believes EU AI Act helps make trustworthy AI

Details concerning the EU AI Act remained scarce one year after the initial draft was released. Even though this legal framework is still being established — or, more accurately, precisely because of that reality — now is the moment to learn more about it. We previously discussed several cru... Read more

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US Senate sets out to limit big tech’s advertising power

US Senate sets out to limit big tech’s advertising power

Senators want more laws and regulations aimed at the digital advertising activities of large tech companies. This should allow for more competition on the digital advertising market. Various US senators submitted a bill called 'The Competitions and Transparency in Digital Advertising Act'. The b... Read more

date4 days ago
‘NSO Group is keeping its owners in the dark’

‘NSO Group is keeping its owners in the dark’

According to experts testifying on behalf of the notorious business's owners, Israeli outfit NSO Group has stonewalled queries about whether it is acting lawfully. Berkeley Analysis Group (BRG), the US consultant in charge of the personal equity fund that owns 70 percent of NSO Group last year, ... Read more

date13 days ago
GDPR leads to ‘lost generation’ of Android apps

GDPR leads to ‘lost generation’ of Android apps

A new, high-quality research paper concludes that Europe's data protection laws have stifled innovation. According to the paper published this week, the increased data protection requirements of the EU's GDPR have a devastating effect on the introduction of new apps. The paper, titled 'GDPR ... Read more

date14 days ago
‘Tax rules for expats harm Dutch tech sector’

‘Tax rules for expats harm Dutch tech sector’

Reducing tax benefits for expats has a detrimental effect on the tech sector in the Netherlands. This is what employers' association VNO-NCW writes on behalf of large tech organizations in an urgent letter to the Dutch government. Roughly 30 Dutch tech companies, including ASML, Ayden, NXP, CM.c... Read more

date15 days ago
Privacy authorities call on Europe to amend Data Act

Privacy authorities call on Europe to amend Data Act

National privacy authorities are calling on Europe's member states and parliament to amend the Data Act. According to the authorities, the bill risks violations of the GDPR. All European privacy authorities are part of the EDPB. The organization disagrees with the Data Act, a bill recently pres... Read more

date18 days ago
World central bank argues against Big Tech data harvesting

World central bank argues against Big Tech data harvesting

According to a document issued by the world's major central bank umbrella body, the BIS, individuals and businesses should have more control over the data gathered on them by social media and other Big Tech corporations and banks. In recent decades, the proliferation of internet-enabled mobile p... Read more

date18 days ago
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