Austrian regulators declare Meta tracking tools are illegal
The Austrian Data Protection authority has issued a decision stemming from a 2020 complaint.
The Austrian Data Protection Authority (DSB) has decided that the use of Facebook’s tracking pixel directly violates the EU's GDPR privacy law and the so-called “Schrems II” decision on transatlant... 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
NOYB sues Google over advertising emails
Privacy action group NOYB is suing Google for allegedly violating a ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). According to NOYB, Google illegally pushes unsolicited advertising emails to the inboxes of Gmail users.
NOYB's complaint to the French watchdog CNIL argues that Google violates a E... Read more
EU privacy advocate goes after non-compliant cookie banners on websites
Austria-based noyb has launched new complaints over failure to comply with cookie consent rules.
European privacy campaign group noyb released a slew of complaints targeting website operators that, according to noyb, failed to act upon earlier warnings to bring their cookie consent banners into ... Read more
European Parliament is found to have broken EU’s own Privacy rules
EDPS sanctions the European Parliament for illegal EU-US data transfers - among other violations
The European Union’s chief data protection supervisor has sanctioned the European Parliament for a series of breaches of the bloc’s data protection rules.
The European Data Protection Supervis... Read more
Privacy group files privacy complaint against Google in France
The Austrian group NOYB claims Android phones violate Europeans' right to privacy.
Privacy group NOYB has instigated a new complaint about Google's use of the Android Advertising ID (AAID) to track users. They claim that the identifiers that the Android system uses are in clear violation of EU l... Read more
Criticism of Irish privacy authority for slow GDPR action
Since the introduction of the GDPR, Ireland's Data Protection Commission has been swamped with work to enforce the regulations. However, due to the abundance of cases to investigate, privacy authorities are said to be too slow to act on violations.
With many tech giants deciding to locate their ... Read more