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The European Union and the U.S. have reached a provisional agreement over the transatlantic data transfer, which could help companies collect and process user data, possibly with better safeguards.
Google has run afoul of Australia's competition regulator and is now facing a trial in Federal Court over alleged misrepresentations of how it collected and used location data from Android devices.
Facebook makes its user data collection more transparent with Study, a market research app available to download in the U.S. and India for now. Participants will be paid as part of the program.
A study of the number of ways Google collects user data has revealed that on average, an idle, unused Android device communicates with Google 10 times as often as any of its idle iOS counterparts.
Facebook has now started promoting its Onavo VPN by integrating it into the settings on the Facebook app. Despite it's claims of 'protection', the VPN also allows the company to track your data.
A couple of commands have recently been added to the Privacy tab in Windows 10 Settings. These seemingly indicate Microsoft's aim to offer greater transparency over telemetry data collection.
A legal campaign has been launched on behalf of 5.4 million potentially affected Britons who may have had some of their data unlawfully collected by Google using the "Safari Workaround".
France's data protection commissioner, CNIL, says Microsoft has addressed its concerns over Windows 10 data collection and privacy, after accusing the company of failing to comply with French laws.
In an attempt to lead discussions to support legal investigations and user privacy, Google's general counsel has proposed a framework to facilitate and speed up cross-border requests for data.
A lawsuit claims Bose collected users' audio histories, and shared that data with marketing companies along with personally identifiable data, alleging violation of the Wiretap Act and privacy laws.
Microsoft has opened up about the types of data that it collects from Windows 10 devices, as it prepares to deliver a range of privacy improvements to the OS in its new Creators Update.
Despite Microsoft's recent announcement of new user privacy controls, and a new Windows 10 privacy setup experience, EU watchdogs have raised concerns that those measures may not go far enough.
Uber has started mapping Asia's roads to collect data on customer's travel routes, traffic patterns and pickup & drop off locations. Singapore is the first country to begin the mapping process today.
New privacy features announced this week by Microsoft came after an investigation by Swiss data protection regulators, amid concerns over the amount of user data collected by default in Windows 10.
Microsoft's new privacy dashboard on the web lets you see and manage your personal data, and new features in the Creators Update will offer more control over data collection in Windows 10.
TiVo, the iconic DVR brand that launched in the US market in 1999, is set to be acquired by Rovi in a $1.1 billion deal combining the data collection and analytic capabilities of the two companies.
A coalition of the internet's biggest companies is trying to push the US Senate into adopting the Freedom Act, which would limit data collection and bring greater transparency to the likes of the NSA
As technology progresses, not only phones have become "smart" but TVs as well, which is not necessarily a good thing as it can mean that you have to give up your privacy.
The UK is rushing through an emergency law following a ruling from the European Court of Justice which abolished the requirement of Telecom and Internet Service Providers to retain customer data.
Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith says the government must end "the unfettered collection of bulk data", adding that law enforcement faces a "bleak future" if reforms are not enacted soon.
European Court of Justice has rejected the data retention law which was passed eight years ago after complaints from Austria and Ireland as the law violated basic civil rights of the citizens.
A different kind of Big Brother is watching you if you own an LG Smart TV; revelations unfolded that the company collects your viewing data as well as streamed media which is then transmitted to them.
Google is back in the news regarding its Street cars and data collecting practises, this time in Brazil where a massive investigation is underway due to possible government data snooping by the NSA.