Privacy interest groups file complaint with EU over LinkedIn
Digital civil rights organizations recently filed a complaint with the EC against LinkedIn. This business social media platform is allegedly using privacy-sensitive data to display advertisements.
According to the complaint to the EC by Bits of Freedom, EDRi, Global Witness and Gesellschaft für... Read more
AI and supply chain optimization are the biggest opportunities for retailers
SOTI answered the question: "What do consumers expect from the digital transformation in retail?" The survey revealed three expectations, but these expectations do not align with the challenges retailers are currently facing.
Retailers looking to tinker with a better customer experience in the ... Read more
Privacy watchdog: ‘ChatGPT in violation of privacy laws’
Italy's privacy watchdog sees the tool ChatGPT as in violation of the privacy law. The regulator came to this conclusion after an investigation into the AI tool.
Italy's privacy commission opened an investigation into ChatGPT and imposed a ban on the AI tool after indications that the tool viol... Read more
Five billion people being tracked by Patternz surveillance tool
The commercial surveillance tool Patternz is collecting data from billions of users without permission. This is according to the report "Europe's hidden security crisis" by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL).
The report shows that in Europe, companies and governments are using Real-Tim... Read more
OpenAI’s new Dublin office does not resolve any privacy concerns
OpenAI recently opened an office in Dublin. In doing so, it intends to control European data through its new Irish subsidiary OpenAI Ireland Limited. It's a move that has pleased EU regulators before, but doesn't resolve any privacy concerns.
With OpenAI Ireland Limited, there's now a European e... Read more
Data companies Experian and Focum silently sell the addresses of Europeans
The addresses of millions of Dutch citizens are being traded by data companies such as Experian and Focum. The trade might be illegal because the companies do not ask for consent or ensure it is hidden in a general consent form. The Dutch DPA is investigating whether the practices violate the GDPR.... Read more
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
Experts denounce EU client-side scanning proposal: ‘Too many risks’
A group of European experts has plenty to criticize when it comes to the European Union's client-side scanning proposal. This is according to a report from a recent seminar on the subject by the umbrella European privacy regulator EDPS.
The EU wants to eventually implement client-side scanning o... Read more
EU turns against Meta subscriptions and prepares to ban data collection
The EU has held an emergency consultation on Meta's advertising policies and subscriptions. This has been scrutinized for the data collection of sensitive personal data, which is prohibited under the GDPR.
The ban extends a previous decision by Norway's data protection authority. Since Norway i... Read more
Facebook and Instagram ad-free for those who pay: creative with the law?
Meta offers a subscription for European users to make Facebook and Instagram ad-free. In this way, the social media company aims to comply with EU requirements on consent to display personalized advertising.
Within the European Union, Meta is launching a subscription to make Facebook and Instag... Read more