France bans Office 365 and Google Workspace in schools
The minister of Education says the two platforms do not meet current privacy requirements.
The French Ministry of National Education has urged educational institutions to stop using free versions of Google Workspace and Microsoft Office 365 for schools and students. The Ministry said the offerin... Read more
Strava’s user location data is up for grabs
Cybercriminals can track the locations and routes of Strava users. The sports app claims to protect user privacy, but its measures were caught lacking.
Strava has tens of millions of users in 195 countries. The sports app allows users to share sports activities, locations and routes. Strava pro... Read more
Biden’s executive order allows US to review EU surveillance laws
The order establishing a new transatlantic privacy framework will allow the US to review how the EU handles surveillance.
An American executive order designed to assuage the EU’s privacy concerns will also allow the US government to review and approve European surveillance programs, according ... Read more
Biden signs executive order on US-EU privacy scheme
The new framework is designed to help US companies comply with Europe's GDPR regime.
US President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Friday that would limit the ability of American national security agencies to access people’s personal information, POLITICO reported. The order will form t... Read more
DataGuard raises $61 million to improve data protection
DataGuard raised $61 million in capital to enhance its SaaS services, enabling clients to improve data privacy and protection.
Numerous businesses are facing multi-million dollar fines due to their negligence in maintaining data privacy and protection. Regulation is an unquestionable part of the... Read more
LG launches innovative LG Ultra PC 17″ 17U70Q laptop
LG released the LG Ultra PC 17" 17U70Q, a compact and innovative laptop with advanced features and exclusive specs.
The all-new LG Ultra PC 17 17U70Q is a lightweight and compact but highly futuristic laptop. LG refers to its new laptop model as a mobile workstation. It comes with a 17-inch disp... Read more
Irish regulator slaps Meta with €405 million fine
The Irish data protection authority fined Meta with €405 million for GDPR violations on Instagram.
The fine is the result of an investigation launched by the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) in 2020. According to the regulator, Instagram breached the privacy of children.
Meta alleged... Read more
Small businesses gauge how Apple’s privacy changes may affect them
Small businesses worldwide are cutting down marketing spending because of the latest privacy changes made by Apple, making targeting new customers increasingly hard.
Last year, Apple forced developers to seek permission to serve users personalized advertisements on iPads and iPhones and track th... 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
Criteo could face a $65M fine in France for breaching consent rules
French advertizing giant Criteo was found in violation of European Union data protection legislation and fined $64 million in a preliminary verdict after a multi-year inquiry by the country's national privacy authority. The verdict is the latest setback to Criteo's unsettling 'tracking-ads' system.... Read more