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The Irish Data Protection Authority (DPC) Tuesday fined Meta Platforms Ireland Limited €17m for a series of data breaches affecting up to 30 million Facebook users that were disclosed to the Irish DPC by the social media company in 2018. The Irish DPC is Meta’s lead privacy regulator in the EU and opened this inquiry [...]

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The UK High Court Tuesday allowed a representative suit against the video-sharing social media app TikTok alleging the unlawful processing of children’s data. The (now former) Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, brought forth this representative action on behalf of the claimant, a girl under the age of 16, and other children residing in the [...]

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France data watchdog, Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), announced Thursday that Google does not guarantee the protection of European data as per GDPR norms. It analyzed the conditions under which data is transferred to the United States through Google Analytics, a service determining site visits by an Internet user. The investigation by [...]

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The District of Columbia and the states of Texas, Indiana and Washington Monday filed lawsuits against Alphabet’s Google over alleged deceptive location-tracking practices and violating the privacy of the users. In separate lawsuits filed against Google, the attorneys general allege that the search engine giant has systematically deceived its users about its location tracking practices [...]

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Interacting with the dead is no longer science fiction. Digital technologies have evolved to the extent that they can be—and are being used—to emulate the dead. During the last five years, media reports recount efforts of people who have tried and developed, with different degrees of success, chatbots based on a deceased person’s digital data: [...]

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The Austrian Data Protection Authority (DPA) Thursday ruled that an Austrian website provider’s continuous use of Google Analytics and the resultant transfer of personal data to Google violated the European Union’s (EU) privacy law, the General Data Protection Rules (GDPR). The ruling responded to a series of representations filed by the Austrian privacy advocacy group [...]

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