Norway asks the EU to permanently ban data collection for Facebook
Norway wants to impose a permanent ban on Facebook's data collection. It wants to extend this ban to the rest of Europe through the European Data Protection Board (EDPB). Do the changes in Meta's ad policy still violate European laws?
Norwegian watchdog Datatilsynet does not appear to be done wi... Read more
Meta awaits daily fine of €89,000 by Norway
Meta can expect a daily fine of about €89,000 from Norway for privacy violations. The privacy watchdog's decision could potentially affect the rest of the EU.
According to watchdog Datatilsynet, Norway does not allow the collection of data for targeted advertising. This refers, for example, to... Read more
Facebook tests Digital Markets Act and lets EU download apps
Meta wants to open up Facebook ads to offer Android apps. Only Europeans will be able to use the service, once the Digital Markets Act democratizes app stores.
Europe's Digital Markets Act is scheduled to launch in the spring of 2024. The law allows all players to offer apps. Thus, the law offe... Read more
Irish DPC has a month to make order on Meta’s EU-US data transfers
The EC's data protection board has ordered the Irish regulator to make an order by the end of
This week Reuters reported that European Union regulators have given Ireland's data regulator one month to issue an order on blocking Facebook's transatlantic data flows.
Helen Dixon, Ireland's Data... Read more
Meta will allow European users to opt-out of targeted ad tracking
The US tech giant is yielding to EU pressure to comply with privacy laws, because the alternative is to pay a hefty fine.
This week Meta announced that it will allow Facebook and Instagram users in Europe to request an exemption from the platforms' data collection system, which Meta uses to targ... Read more
Meta announces another round of layoffs, affecting 10,000 employees
Meta has announced a new round of layoffs due to restructuring. As a result, about 10,000 employees of the social media giant will be laid off. Five thousand open jobs will also remain unfilled for the time being.
The new round of layoffs is a follow-up to the employee reduction announced four m... Read more
Irish data regulator: ‘EU-US pact could arrive too late for Facebook’
The Irish privacy watchdog has had Facebook in its sights for over a year, and a decision looms.
A new Data Privacy Framework (DPF) designed to facilitate the safe transfer of EU citizens' personal data to the US may come into effect too late to save Facebook from a suspension of its transatlan... Read more
Facebook avoids $3.7-billion mass action case in the UK, for now
On Monday, Facebook temporarily kept at bay a collective lawsuit valued at up to 3 billion pounds following allegations that the social media company took advantage of its dominant position to make money from its users' data.
The London tribunal listening to the case gave the claimants’ lawyer... Read more
Facebook and Instagram get paid subscription option
Meta will soon introduce a paid subscription for officially verifying user accounts and accessing additional services. In doing so, the company behind Facebook and Instagram is following the policy Twitter previously announced for its blue checkmarks.
In a statement, CEO Mark Zuckerberg indicate... Read more
Meta to centralize user settings across all apps
The Accounts Center will hold all relative user settings across all Meta platforms.
This week Facebook parent Meta announced that it’s centralizing various user settings across its apps, including Facebook, Instagram and Messenger. Various account settings will be moved to Meta’s 'Accounts C... Read more