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EU promotes law on client-side scanning on X, noyb files complaint

EU promotes law on client-side scanning on X, noyb files complaint

Privacy organization noyb is filing a complaint with the Dutch DPA against X. The social media platform would enable illegal microtargeting ads which the European Commission uses to seek support for its proposals on client-side scanning. Pan-European privacy organization noyb fundamentally disag... Read more

date5 months ago
Nobody wants a subscription on Facebook or Instagram

Nobody wants a subscription on Facebook or Instagram

Update, 10:22 am, 30/11/2023: A new complaint about Meta's subscription formulas increases criticism of the 'pay for privacy' formula. This is a shared complaint by the European Consumer Organization (BEUC) and eighteen of its members. It was submitted to the Consumer Protection Cooperation Network... Read more

date6 months ago
Spotify faces €5M fine in Sweden for alleged GDPR violation

Spotify faces €5M fine in Sweden for alleged GDPR violation

Spotify has been slapped on the wrist by Swedisch authorities for violating GPDR regulations. The long-awaited decision highlights the challenges faced by European users in protecting their data. Privacy rights organisation noyb made the accusation over four years ago, which claimed that Spotify fa... Read more

date11 months ago
Meta will allow European users to opt-out of targeted ad tracking

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

date1 year ago
Austrian regulators declare Meta tracking tools are illegal

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

date1 year ago
Irish DPC slammed for allegedly failing to fine Meta enough

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

date1 year ago
NOYB sues Google over advertising emails

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

date2 years ago
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