Ireland's Data Protection Commission has issued a €225 million fine to WhatsApp for violating GDPR rules. The DPC also said that WhatsApp will have to change its processes to align with GDPR.
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TikTok has been fined a huge sum of money by the Dutch DPA, a sum total of €750,000, for not appropriately communicating its app's data privacy and usage policy, in accordance with the EU's GDPR.
Twitter has been fined €450,000 in Ireland for failing to notify privacy regulators of a data breach in 2019 and for lack of proper documentation as required by the European Union's GDPR.
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Microsoft has encouraged organizations to rebuild trust with customers by ensuring data privacy themselves rather than solely relying on state legislature in the path to economic recovery.
Several organisations and individuals have announced Global Privacy Control. It's hoped GPC will become an open standard that lets people enforce their rights under privacy laws like CCPA and GDPR.
The updated contract provisions that were announced in November have been rolled out in the commercial sector, and their usage will be monitored by Microsoft over the coming months.
Twitter launched today its Twitter Privacy Center, where the company will be sharing related initiatives, announcements, new privacy products, and communications for security incidents.
Google has agreed to halt its voice recording transcriptions in EU for three months, starting on August 1, as Germany's data privacy regulators are conducting an investigation into such activities.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that website operators are liable for user data if they opt to use Facebook Like buttons on their website to facilitate Facebook data collection.
Opera has announced a new update for its mobile-oriented Opera Touch browser. In this update, Android and iOS users receive a cookie dialog blocker which should make the web less cumbersome.
Microsoft has announced that several new features will be coming to Microsoft 365 in preparation for looming regulations. These include a new compliance center, improved data governance, and more.
French regulators said Google obscured privacy settings and the fine is "justified by the severity of the infringements observed." Google said it's reviewing options and committed to GDPR compliance.
The privacy tool, previously available in the European Union, now allows Apple users in several countries to see, download, or remove the data the tech giant has collected about them.
Following last week's discovery of a security flaw that may have impacted as many as 50 million users, Facebook could end up paying a hefty fine under the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation.
The Russian regulator, Roskomnadzor, has announced that it is willing to reconsider the block against Telegram in Russia, but only if Telegram meets its terms. Telegram seems unlikely to comply.
A new survey from security-body Imperva has revealed that many organisations aren't still aren't GDPR-compliant. In addition, more than half have received data requests allowed under GDPR.
Instapaper today announced that, as a result of becoming an independent company again, it will have to start charging for premium features on it service. It's also coming back to European countries.
Facebook announced that it has partnered with TeachPrivacy to help small businesses build privacy-oriented services. It also teamed up with HackerOne to educate mobile startup developers on privacy.
Another week, another round of news from Microsoft's campus up in Redmond. Gaming was heavily emphasized once more, but updates to various other products weren't absent either. Catch up below.
Facebook users globally will be informed how their data is used for targeted ads and what the social networking site does to its facial recognition system as part of the company's GDPR preparation.
Microsoft has said that in addition to adhering to the guidelines and rules set by the European Union's GDPR act in the continent, it will also enforce them for all users around the globe.
Apple has launched its new Data and Privacy website in order to get in-line with the GDPR rules coming into effect on Friday. The site lets you download your account archive and delete your account.
With the EU's GDPR rules coming into effect on Friday it's a good time to point out My Data Request, a website which makes it easy to request your data from all the most popular services online.
In order to comply with GDPR, Facebook is rolling out changes regarding how it handles customer privacy by asking users to make the decision about which data they want to share with the public.
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In compliance with the EU GDPR, Microsoft has begun a new parental consent system for accounts held by children. These changes come well ahead of the May 25 deadline imposed by the EU Parliament.
Microsoft today announced the general availability of several previously announced GDPR compliance features, such as Compliance Manager, Compliance Score, and Azure Information Protection scanner.
Swiss-Hungarian encrypted storage provider Tresorit has announced the availability of a File Restore feature, along with doubling the storage of both subscription tiers for personal accounts.
Today, Microsoft announced Compliance Manager, a "cross-Microsoft Cloud services solution" designed to assist organizations in meeting the obligations of the General Data Protection Regulation.
The encryption-focused file storage and sharing service has just announced a series of additions to its Business plan, additions meant to help users with data control, as well as ease of use.
Windows 10 users have apparently reacted positively to the latest privacy changes in the OS. According to Microsoft, 71% of users are choosing to send 'Full' diagnostics data to the company.
The UK Government will publish a "statement of intent" today for the Data Protection Bill which it will put before lawmakers in September following the summer break. It should be law by May 2018.
Wishing to avoid any potential for fines from the EU, Wetherspoon has deleted email information for all of its customers and will instead communicate with them via social media outlets.
On May 25, 2018, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation becomes applicable. We take a look at what it is, what it does, and what steps companies are taking in order to comply with it.
With a year left until the EU's General Data Protection Regulation comes into force, Microsoft has outlined a few of the tools companies can use to track and improve their compliance with the law.
The Redmond software giant has announced it will publicly offer contractual commitments regarding the European Union's upcoming General Data Protection Regulation, set to arrive in May 2018.
Microsoft is committed to complying with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation across all its cloud services by May 25, 2018, the date at which the law starts being applied.