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The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced Friday that it opened a formal investigation against Amazon and Google for potentially failing to protect users from fake reviews. Both corporations potentially violated UK consumer protection rules. The CMA opened an initial investigation in May 2020 to determine whether major online shopping websites were taking adequate [...]

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Dr Johnny Ryan, Senior Fellow of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (the Council) brought a legal action in the Hamburg District Court over secret dossiers on Wednesday. While the lawsuit specifically targets technology giants including Google, Facebook, Twitter and Amazon, as well as cellphone service providers, it aims more broadly to challenge online advertising [...]

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Dozens of human rights associations including Amnesty International, Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and Human Rights Watch have released a letter strongly resisting the adoption of a proposed EU Regulation on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online (the Proposed Regulation). Initial EU actions combating terrorism began in 2013 with [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California approved a $650 million settlement in a biometric privacy class action lawsuit against Facebook. The settlement is one of the largest ever for a privacy lawsuit and represents a major victory for data privacy advocates. The lawsuit originated in 2015 and was filed by [...]

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TikTok Inc. on Thursday settled a series of $92 million class-action privacy lawsuits affecting 89 million users in the US. The popular video-sharing app allegedly illegally recorded users’ facial scans, compiled private user data, disclosed it to third parties, and later sold it to advertisers, some of whom were based in China. The settlement is the [...]

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Several human rights advocates and civil society organisations, including the Asia Internet Coalition (AIC), an association of leading internet and technology companies including Google, Facebook, Twitter among others, issued statements this week against the cyberlaw bill being developed by the new military junta in Myanmar. The bill is due to be implemented and was distributed [...]

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When the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) invalidated the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield in Schrems II, over 5300 American businesses—including Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft—lost their primary mechanism for international data transfers with the European Economic Area (EEA). Since the July 2020 decision, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission have [...]

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The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched Friday an investigation into Google’s proposals to remove third party cookies on Chrome and replace them with other tools and functionality to protect user privacy under its “Privacy Sandbox” project. Google announced the Privacy Sandbox project in August 2019, aimed at overcoming “cross-site tracking,” or companies collecting users’ [...]

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A 12-year-old English girl took the first steps in a lawsuit against TikTok on Thursday. The intended claimant is joined by Anne Longfield as a litigation friend, a form of legal advocate in the English court system. Longfield, the United Kingdom’s Children Commissioner, and the claimant intend to bring action against “six corporate defendants said [...]

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