GDPR leads to ‘lost generation’ of Android apps
A new, high-quality research paper concludes that Europe's data protection laws have stifled innovation.
According to the paper published this week, the increased data protection requirements of the EU's GDPR have a devastating effect on the introduction of new apps.
The paper, titled 'GDPR ... Read more
Privacy authorities call on Europe to amend Data Act
National privacy authorities are calling on Europe's member states and parliament to amend the Data Act. According to the authorities, the bill risks violations of the GDPR.
All European privacy authorities are part of the EDPB. The organization disagrees with the Data Act, a bill recently pres... Read more
World central bank argues against Big Tech data harvesting
According to a document issued by the world's major central bank umbrella body, the BIS, individuals and businesses should have more control over the data gathered on them by social media and other Big Tech corporations and banks.
In recent decades, the proliferation of internet-enabled mobile p... Read more
The EU’s top court unblocks more GDPR litigation against big tech
A decision by the European Union's top court today is expected to unblock a slew of lawsuits filed by consumer advocacy groups seeking to enforce the bloc's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guidelines against tech behemoths like Facebook and Twitter over issues such as whether they obtain ... Read more
Google’s cookie tracking can now be rejected with a single click
Google revamped the cookie tracking consent form on YouTube and Google Search. A new button allows users to reject all tracking with a single click.
In January, Google was fined €150 million for a violation of the GDPR. The French privacy authority (CNIL) found that users of youtube.fr and goo... Read more
AP fines Dutch tax administration for ‘unprecedented’ GDPR violation
The Dutch GDPR authority (AP) imposed a 3.7 million euro fine on the national tax administration. The government agency stored the personal data of 270.000 people on a black list. A harsh violation of the AVG, said the AP.
"For more than 6 years, the tax administration violated the rights of the... Read more
France bans Google Analytics, fines rise to 20 million euros
French privacy regulator CNIL banned three French websites from using Google Analytics. According to the regulator, some versions of Analytics violate the GDPR.
For some time, the CNIL has warned of Analytics usage violating the GDPR. The Belgian, Austrian and Dutch GDPR regulators hold the same... Read more
Two out of three U.S. websites violate the EU data protection law
A study shows that 67% of U.S. websites fail to comply with Europe's GDPR.
A new study announced by PYMTS shows that a strong majority of U.S. based websites violate the privacy regulations of the European Union.
The EU has passed several laws aimed at providing digital identity protection, a... Read more
Google Analytics stops collecting IP addresses
Google Analytics will stop collecting IP addresses. Companies will soon be required to update to Google Analytics 4.
At this time, Universal Analytics is the standard version of Google Analytics. From 2023 onwards, Universal Analytics will be phased out and replaced by Google Analytics 4.
Uni... Read more
Facebook slapped with $18.6 million fine for 2018 breaches of the GDPR in the EU
The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has fined Facebook's parent company, Meta, €17 million ($18.6 million) for a series of past data breaches.
The security flaws in question, which appear to have impacted up to 30 million Facebook users, trace back many years and were reported to the Ir... Read more