‘Meta could face record fine for GDPR violation’
Ireland's privacy regulator Data Protection Commission is potentially going to impose a record fine of more than €746 million euros on Meta. The fine is due to a violation of GDPR regulations, Bloomberg reports.
The tech giant faces the possible fine for unlawfully transferring user data to th... Read more
‘Right to claim damages for GDPR violations has no minimum’
The European Court of Justice says there is no minimum for non-material damages for violations of GDPR rules. The statement is a setback for many tech companies.
GDPR legislation was introduced in 2018. Since then, almost every website has featured a cookie statement on the first visit. Companie... Read more
Ericsson pleads guilty to federal bribery, will pay a $206M fine
The decision comes after the Swedish company violated a 2019 deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with the US Department of Justice (DoJ). The company was found to have withheld evidence involving misconduct in several foreign states and failed to provide prompt and sufficient information regarding... Read more
British bank TSB to pay €56 million fine over mishandled IT migration
UK authorities fined British lender TSB £49 million (€56 million) for a botched IT platform upgrade that shut millions of clients out of bank accounts in 2018.
According to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), the IT update "immediately experienced ... Read more
Ireland fines Meta for 500 million user data breach
Meta received a €265 million fine from the Irish Data Protection Commission. According to the regulator, the tech giant took insufficient measures to prevent a data breach between 2018 and 2019. The personal data of more than 500 million Facebook users ended up on the street.
The data was pub... Read more
Intel loses chip patent lawsuit, ordered to pay $949 million
The US tech giant will have to pay VLSI Technology $948.8 million for patent infringement.
Reuters reported that a federal jury in Texas on Tuesday said Intel must pay VLSI Technology $948.8 million for infringing on the company's patent for computer chips.
VLSI used to be a standalone US-bas... Read more
Google Play Store is under siege by regulators
Google is under siege. The tech giant confirmed that European and British regulators are investigating the Play Store on suspicion of abuse of power.
The Google Play Store is an indispensable source of income for Android developers. The platform is impossible to ignore for anyone who wants to t... Read more
Interserve fined £4.4 million for lack of data protection
Interserve was fined £4.4 million by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) after a breach of personal employee data.
In 2019, UK-based outsourcing firm Interverse was faced with several cyberattacks that compromised the personal information of 113,000 employees. From March 18th to D... Read more
Users sue Meta for dodging Apple’s privacy rules to spy on customers
Meta has been sued for purportedly creating a secretive work-around for Apple's iPhone consumer privacy rules launched last year.
A class-action complaint was filed by two Facebook users in federal court on Wednesday. The users allege that Meta dodged Apple’s 2021 privacy protocols and violate... Read more
Irish regulator slaps Meta with €405 million fine
The Irish data protection authority fined Meta with €405 million for GDPR violations on Instagram.
The fine is the result of an investigation launched by the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) in 2020. According to the regulator, Instagram breached the privacy of children.
Meta alleged... Read more