Comply with EU rules or prepare for a ban, Breton warns TikTok CEO
Chinese social media company TikTok could be banned from the European Union if it doesn't do more to comply with EU legislation before September, according to the top official overseeing the EU's internal market.
Commissioner Thierry Breton warned TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew that the company needs t... Read more
Regulator fines WhatsApp €5.5 million for GDPR violation
Ireland's data protection authority slapped WhatsApp with a €5.5 million fine. The Meta subsidiary is accused of illegally processing personal data.
Earlier this month, Meta was fined €390 million for years of GDPR violations. The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) ruled that Meta used a... Read more
‘EU publishers and advertisers struggle with IAB’s new platform’
European publishers and advertisers are struggling with the implementation of industry association IAB Europe's new advertising platform. Companies doubt the system's compliance and suspect there's more to the release than meets the eye.
Last year, Belgian privacy regulator GBA declared that I... Read more
Spotify joins media firms to call for EU action against Apple
Music streaming and media firms like Deezer and Spotify appealed to the European Commission to take action against Apple for unfair practices and anti-competitive behaviour. The appeal was sent as a joint industry letter on Wednesday.
The letter to antitrust commissioner Margrethe Vestager deman... Read more
Adobe refutes allegations of AI training through customer data
Adobe does not use customer projects to train generative AI models, Chief Product Officer Scott Belsky said in a statement to Bloomberg. The company denies allegations of AI training through customer data.
Generative AI models such as ChatGPT and Dall-E learn to create new materials by analyzin... Read more
France plans mass surveillance for Paris 2024 Olympics
France aims to expand its surveillance capabilities for the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics by implementing real-time camera systems to detect suspicious behaviour, such as unsupervised luggage and potentially dangerous crowd movements.
A law proposing temporary government powers will be voted on by ... Read more
EU Digital Sovereignty and the Cloud
All nations, organisations, and individuals are interconnected and interdependent, following almost a century of globalisation. One area where this rings especially true is the digital economy, which relies on American processors such as Intel or AMD, and chips from TSMC in Taiwan. The question of ... Read more
EU court rules that companies must reveal with whom they share data
An Austrian case could have a wide-ranging impact on how the GDPR is enforced.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has issued a decision that forces personal data collectors to identify the entities they sold data to when requested under the EU GDPR.
The decision is in response to a c... Read more
‘Avaya in talks about bankruptcy that would cede control to lenders’
Avaya has reportedly discussed a plan with lenders that could see them take control of the company as part of a bankruptcy filing.
According to sources familiar with the matter, the Chapter 11 filing, which allows a company to keep operating while working out a plan to repay creditors, could com... Read more
German antitrust authority cites Google for data processing violation
Germany's antitrust regulator, the so-called Bundeskartellamt, announced that it has issued objections against Google's data processing terms, ordering the tech giant to move to comply with national antitrust laws.
The agency said that "the new provisions for large digital companies (Section 19a... Read more