Microsoft makes changes to EU data controller configurations
The company is aiming to keep in line with latest EU regulations on data handling and storage.
This week Microsoft announced that it is making changes to how diagnostic data from Windows devices is processed and controlled.
Currently, to enroll devices in the Windows diagnostic data processo... Read more
Irish DPC slammed for allegedly failing to fine Meta enough
The European Center for Digital Rights (noyb) claims the Irish authorities fined Meta only a fraction of what they should have.
Noyb issued a letter to the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) this week sharply criticizing the privacy agency for "letting Meta off the hook". The non-profit is r... Read more
Regulator fines WhatsApp €5.5 million for GDPR violation
Ireland's data protection authority slapped WhatsApp with a €5.5 million fine. The Meta subsidiary is accused of illegally processing personal data.
Earlier this month, Meta was fined €390 million for years of GDPR violations. The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) ruled that Meta used a... Read more
‘EU publishers and advertisers struggle with IAB’s new platform’
European publishers and advertisers are struggling with the implementation of industry association IAB Europe's new advertising platform. Companies doubt the system's compliance and suspect there's more to the release than meets the eye.
Last year, Belgian privacy regulator GBA declared that I... Read more
EU court rules that companies must reveal with whom they share data
An Austrian case could have a wide-ranging impact on how the GDPR is enforced.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has issued a decision that forces personal data collectors to identify the entities they sold data to when requested under the EU GDPR.
The decision is in response to a c... Read more
Facebook data-scraping breach attracts GDPR lawsuit
Facebook parent Meta is facing a legal challenge from digital rights group Digital Rights Ireland (DRI) over a significant data-scraping breach that resulted in a €265 million penalty for Facebook under the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) last year.
DRI is challengin... Read more
Meta fined €390 million for data processing in personalized ads
Ireland's data protection authority fined Meta €390 million for illegal data processing in personalized ads on Instagram and Facebook. The verdict puts the tech giant's ad revenue at risk.
Meta's European headquarters are located in Ireland. The Irish data protection authority oversees the org... Read more
Regulator accuses T-Mobile Poland of misleading advertising
Polish regulator UOKiK has accused T-Mobile Poland of misleading advertising related to free mobile data. The company risks a fine that could equal 10 percent of its annual revenue.
UOKiK said that one of the company's slogans, "1200GB free for a year", is misleading. Customers are granted 100GB... Read more
German privacy watchdogs take aim at Microsoft 365
A working group of German data protection regulators has determined that Microsoft 365 cannot comply with the GDPR without additional technical measures.
The Microsoft 365 package cannot be used by companies, authorities and schools in a legally compliant manner, at least not without additional... 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