Austrian regulators declare Meta tracking tools are illegal
The Austrian Data Protection authority has issued a decision stemming from a 2020 complaint.
The Austrian Data Protection Authority (DSB) has decided that the use of Facebook’s tracking pixel directly violates the EU's GDPR privacy law and the so-called “Schrems II” decision on transatlant... Read more
Norway agrees: users of Google Analytics may be punishable
Datatilsynet, Norway's data and privacy authority, advises organizations in Norway to consider alternatives to Google Analytics. The watchdog announces that two ongoing investigations may lead to convictions for using Google Analytics.
Datatilsynet published a response to a recent case in Austri... Read more
Google calls for a secure US-EU “data transfer framework”
The tech giant responds to a series of legal losses for breaking EU privacy laws.
Google is calling on U.S. and European lawmakers to create a new plan for a secure data transfer framework.
Kent Walker, President of Global Affairs and Chief Legal Officer at Google, called for the new framewo... Read more
Google Analytics is illegal in Europe due to US-EU data transfers
The finding by the Austrian Data Protection Agency spells trouble for European websites using services such as Google Analytics.
Austria’s data protection watchdog has upheld a complaint against a website relating to its use of Google Analytics. The decision could have wide ranging ramificatio... Read more