data protection

Facebook’s latest ‘transparency’ tool doesn’t offer much — so we went digging

Facebook’s latest ‘transparency’ tool doesn’t offer much — so we went digging

Just under a month ago Facebook switched on global availability of a tool which affords users a glimpse into the murky world of tracking that its business relies upon to profile users of the wider web
EU’s new digital strategy targets data-hoarding tech firms

EU’s new digital strategy targets data-hoarding tech firms

The ambitious framework puts a target on all the biggest US Big Tech players.

Google’s new T&Cs include a Brexit ‘Easter egg’ for UK users

Google has buried a major change in legal jurisdiction for its U.K. users as part of a wider update to its terms and conditions that’s been announced today and which it says is intended to make its

Google gobbling Fitbit is a major privacy risk, warns EU data protection advisor

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has intervened to raise concerns about Google’s plan to scoop up the health and activity data of millions of Fitbit users — at a time when the company is
UK Google users could lose EU GDPR data protections

UK Google users could lose EU GDPR data protections

Brexit prompts firm to move data and user accounts of British users from EU to USGoogle is to move the data and user accounts of its British users from the EU to the US, placing them outside the .The
Lack of big tech GDPR decisions looms large in EU watchdog’s annual report

Lack of big tech GDPR decisions looms large in EU watchdog’s annual report

The lead European Union privacy regulator for most of big tech has put out its annual report which shows another major bump in complaints filed under the bloc’s updated data protection framework,
Europe sets out plan to boost data reuse and regulate ‘high risk’ AIs

Europe sets out plan to boost data reuse and regulate ‘high risk’ AIs

European Union lawmakers have set out a first bundle of proposals for a new digital strategy for the bloc, one that’s intended to drive digitalization across all industries and sectors — and enable
Private Internet Access offers peace of mind

Private Internet Access offers peace of mind

TL;DR: A one-year subscription to Private Internet Access is on sale for £2.56 per month, saving you 67% on list price. We know you probably have better things to be doing with your weekend, but we
ProtonVPN offers advanced security features to keep your data safe

ProtonVPN offers advanced security features to keep your data safe

TL;DR: A one-year subscription to ProtonVPN Plus is on sale for £6.65 per month, saving you 20% on list price. Your data and identity are precious things that deserve to be protected by the best
Met removes hundreds from gangs matrix after breaking data laws

Met removes hundreds from gangs matrix after breaking data laws

How list is compiled also to be reviewed amid claims it blights life chances and is discriminatoryHundreds of young people have been removed from a controversial police list of alleged gang members
How a New Proposed Data Protection Agency In the U.S. Might Work

How a New Proposed Data Protection Agency In the U.S. Might Work

It’s no secret that the U.S. trails behind plenty of other countries when it comes to data protection legislation. Today, Senator Kristen Gillibrand has published a bill proposal that would create an

Facebook Dating's Valentine's Day launch in Europe is canceled

Facebook has been forced to withdraw a planned rollout of Facebook Dating in Europe after Irish data protection regulators stepped in. The service was due to launch in time for Valentine's Day, but

A new Senate bill would create a US data protection agency

Europe’s data protection laws are some of the strictest in the world, and have long been a thorn in the side of the data-guzzling Silicon Valley tech giants since they colonized vast swathes of the

Facebook Dating launch blocked in Europe after it fails to show privacy workings

Facebook has been left red-faced after being forced to call off the launch date of its dating service in Europe because it failed to give its lead EU data regulator enough advanced warning, and it
California’s new privacy law is off to a rocky start

California’s new privacy law is off to a rocky start

California’s new privacy law was years in the making. The law, California’s Consumer Privacy Act — or CCPA — became law on January 1, allowing state residents to reclaim their right to access and

CCPA won’t be enough to fix tech’s data entitlement problem

Trust, not data, is the most valuable currency for businesses today. But current data practices do nothing to earn that trust, and we can’t count on regulation alone to change that.
KYB and AML Screening – What is it and Why is it Significant for Business?

KYB and AML Screening – What is it and Why is it Significant for Business?

Businesses develop relationships with several entities every day to fulfill their needs. To maintain transparency in those relationships, global businesses practice due diligence on their prospects.

Tinder’s handling of user data is now under GDPR probe in Europe

Dating app Tinder is the latest tech service to find itself under formal investigation in Europe over how it handles user data. Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) has today announced a formal

Google’s location tracking finally under formal probe in Europe

Google’s lead data regulator in Europe has finally opened a formal investigation into the tech giant’s processing of location data, more than a year after receiving a series of complaints from

UK Council websites are letting citizens be profiled for ads, study shows

On the same day that a data ethics advisor to the UK government has urged action to regulate online targeting a study conducted by pro-privacy browser Brave has highlighted how Brits are being