Tag: European Union

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Microsoft: Russians trying to influence European elections

Microsoft: Russians trying to influence European elections

According to Microsoft, recent hacker attacks aimed at European democratic organisations have their origins in the hacker group Fancy Bear. This group is said to have links with the Russian intelligence services and focuses on civil society. The hackers seem to be hoping to influence the May Europea... Read more

date5 years ago
EU reaches agreement on the controversial upload filter and link tax

EU reaches agreement on the controversial upload filter and link tax

Negotiations on the controversial EU Copyright Directive have been concluded. There was a great deal of criticism of Articles 11 and 13 in particular, but they remain in the text after years of negotiations. The European Parliament will shortly be voting on the directive, which is very likely to be ... Read more

date5 years ago
Google appeals against high GDPR fine

Google appeals against high GDPR fine

Google received the highest GDPR-related fine so far earlier this month. The company had to pay no less than fifty million euros from the French privacy watchdog CNIL for a lack of transparency and the way in which the company processes user data. The company has now announced that it is protesting ... Read more

date5 years ago
Google is fined 50 million euros for GDPR violation

Google is fined 50 million euros for GDPR violation

Today, Google was fined €50 million by the French privacy watchdog. The company was in violation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union. The way in which new Android devices were activated was problematic. CNIL, the French privacy watchdog, states that Google di... Read more

date5 years ago
Several popular apps share detailed information with Facebook.

Several popular apps share detailed information with Facebook.

Various apps, including TripAdvisor and MyFitnessPal, share information with Facebook without the user's explicit consent. In some cases, the apps share data with the social network as soon as they open. Among the submitted data there is also a unique identifier with which Facebook knows exactly whi... Read more

date5 years ago
Thales may take over Gemalto from EU and Australia

Thales may take over Gemalto from EU and Australia

In a short space of time, both the Australian and European market watchdogs have given the green light for the acquisition of chip manufacturer Gemalto by Thales. There are, however, a number of conditions attached to this. The chance that the companies will actually merge is high by now. Press agen... Read more

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