Microsoft Edge imports Chrome data without permission
The Microsoft Edge browser appears to be importing data from the Chrome browser without permission from end users. The data includes opened tabs in the Chrome browser, as well as other information.
Microsoft makes no secret of its desire to let Windows users use its own Microsoft Edge browser. T... Read more
Online data transfer not always secure with SSH protocol despite encryption
A new type of attack is targeting the Secure Socket Shell (SSH). This network protocol is used for data transfers. The protocol is said to guarantee the security of the transfer, but that is now being questioned.
Researchers have found a new method of attack that tampers with the SSH protocol. S... Read more
US is expected to reveal a revamped Privacy Shield next week
Three sources familiar with the matter told POLITICO that the White House is set to issue its long-anticipated executive order on transatlantic data flows next week.
The new Privacy Shield is intended to address European complaints about US surveillance methods, and it may be signed and announc... Read more
Norway calls for Facebook to be fined for illegal data transfers
According to Norway's data protection authority, Facebook owner Meta should be penalized for continuing to transfer Europeans' private data to the United States in contravention of an essential EU court order.
If authorities do not punish the US tech giant, there would be little or no motivation... Read more
‘Facebook and Instagram will likely be unavailable in Europe’
The Irish privacy authority wants to ban data transfers between Meta and the United States. The bill can be implemented in a few months. There's a chance that Instagram and Facebook will no longer be available to European users.
The Irish privacy authority shared the proposal in a letter to all ... Read more
EU-US data transfers will soon be legal, new Privacy Shield under way
The United States and European Union agree on a new framework for legal data transfers between the EU and US.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced that the European Union and United States reached an agreement for legal EU-US data transfers.
The new agreement will be i... Read more
France condemns Analytics: Europe slowly eliminates Google software
The French privacy and data authority (CNIL) is using Google Analytics as an argument to accuse several French sites of privacy violations. In doing so, the CNIL follows the example of Dutch, Norwegian and Austrian authorities.
"Google's measures are not sufficient to exclude the accessibility o... Read more
Meta (Facebook, Instagram) threatens to pull out of Europe
Meta, the parent company of Facebook, is threatening to blackout its social media platforms in Europe if the European Union continues to push EU-US data transfer measures.
According to the social media giant, the processing of user data between countries is essential for service delivery and tar... Read more
‘Data Act tightens conditions for EU-US data transfers even further’
The EU Data Act will require cloud providers like Amazon, Microsoft and Google to stop illegal data transfers between the EU and non-EU. The bill is scheduled to be presented somewhere in the coming month. Reuters shares the news based on a document that -- according to Reuters -- was leaked.
Th... Read more
US and EU Transatlantic data transfer talks continue
Officials from the European Union and the United States are making progress to ensure that Transatlantic data flow continues. The negotiations are important to all companies which operate in the US and EU. Also big tech vendors have to deal with these regulations.
In a report by the Wall Street... Read more