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
EU privacy watchdog has concerns over new data transfer pact with US
The body tasked with enforcing the GDPR believes there is still work to be done in order to comply.
This week the EU's data protection enforcer "expressed concerns" about a European Commission draft decision that would establish a new data transfer framework with the United States.
The Europ... 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
Facebook and Instagram remain available in Europe for now
Facebook and Instagram are staying online for the foreseeable future. The Irish Data Protection Authority (DPA) wants to tighten the reins on Meta, but not every member state supports its case.
Ireland's DPA proposed a ban on intercontinental data transfers from Meta in July, threatening to remo... Read more
EU-US data transfers will soon be legal, new Privacy Shield under way
The United States and European Union agree on a new framework for legal data transfers between the EU and US.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced that the European Union and United States reached an agreement for legal EU-US data transfers.
The new agreement will be i... Read more
Google Analytics stops collecting IP addresses
Google Analytics will stop collecting IP addresses. Companies will soon be required to update to Google Analytics 4.
At this time, Universal Analytics is the standard version of Google Analytics. From 2023 onwards, Universal Analytics will be phased out and replaced by Google Analytics 4.
Uni... Read more
France condemns Analytics: Europe slowly eliminates Google software
The French privacy and data authority (CNIL) is using Google Analytics as an argument to accuse several French sites of privacy violations. In doing so, the CNIL follows the example of Dutch, Norwegian and Austrian authorities.
"Google's measures are not sufficient to exclude the accessibility o... Read more
‘Data Act tightens conditions for EU-US data transfers even further’
The EU Data Act will require cloud providers like Amazon, Microsoft and Google to stop illegal data transfers between the EU and non-EU. The bill is scheduled to be presented somewhere in the coming month. Reuters shares the news based on a document that -- according to Reuters -- was leaked.
Th... Read more
Norway agrees: users of Google Analytics may be punishable
Datatilsynet, Norway's data and privacy authority, advises organizations in Norway to consider alternatives to Google Analytics. The watchdog announces that two ongoing investigations may lead to convictions for using Google Analytics.
Datatilsynet published a response to a recent case in Austri... Read more