Appian wants to stimulate low-code for ESG
Appian's annual conference focuses on Environmental, Social and Compliance (ESG). The programme features a hackathon in which six participants compete by developing a low-code ESG app.
Appian World takes place annually. Appian uses the conference to present the latest news on its low-code platf... Read more
Fenergo acquires fintech specialist Sentinels
Fenergo, an Irish cloud-based financial software specialist, recently acquired Sentinels. Sentinels operates in the Netherlands and specializes in fintech transactions. The acquisition allows Sentinels to grow and meet customer expectations.
Sentinels' platform detects and stops criminal transa... Read more
European Commission “welcomes” new Digital Services Act
The new law will have sweeping effects on the online services we all use.
The EC last week announced the agreement between the European Parliament and EU Member States on the proposal on the Digital Services Act (DSA), proposed by "the Commission in December 2020. The DSA sets out an "unpreceden... Read more
Google’s cookie tracking can now be rejected with a single click
Google revamped the cookie tracking consent form on YouTube and Google Search. A new button allows users to reject all tracking with a single click.
In January, Google was fined €150 million for a violation of the GDPR. The French privacy authority (CNIL) found that users of youtube.fr and goo... Read more
Elon Musk fires back at Twitter after it adopts ‘poison pill’ stance
On Monday, Elon Musk took a shot at Twitter's board of directors after the social media firm implemented a "poison pill" to defend itself from a $43 billion cash acquisition bid from its second-largest shareholder.
Musk wrote in response to a user's comments criticizing the board, saying th... Read more
Dell expands data destruction and recycling service
Dell Technologies is increasing the availability of its Asset Recovery Services. The organization collects hardware from clients, destroys any data and sells or recycles equipment.
Asset Recovery Services was introduced in 2008. The availability expanded over the years, but the concept remained ... Read more
Ericsson warns it could be fined for reportedly paying ISIS bribes
Ericsson, which has been criticized for its handling of a bribery probe in Iraq, warned on Thursday that it might face a fine from US authorities and announced a drop in first-quarter primary earnings as a result of its cessation of operations in Russia.
Investors openly chastised Chief Executiv... Read more
Apple’s Tim Cook takes firm stance against sideloading…again
On Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook slammed forthcoming antitrust regulations in the United States and Europe, claiming that some of the proposed measures will jeopardize iPhone users' privacy and security.
In a speech at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit in Washington, D.C., Cook argued that regulators... Read more
AP fines Dutch tax administration for ‘unprecedented’ GDPR violation
The Dutch GDPR authority (AP) imposed a 3.7 million euro fine on the national tax administration. The government agency stored the personal data of 270.000 people on a black list. A harsh violation of the AVG, said the AP.
"For more than 6 years, the tax administration violated the rights of the... Read more
France bans Google Analytics, fines rise to 20 million euros
French privacy regulator CNIL banned three French websites from using Google Analytics. According to the regulator, some versions of Analytics violate the GDPR.
For some time, the CNIL has warned of Analytics usage violating the GDPR. The Belgian, Austrian and Dutch GDPR regulators hold the same... Read more