Meta has been hit with a €5.5 million fine for violating GDPR rules with its WhatsApp messenger. A complainant said users were forced to agree to data processing to use WhatsApp and this broke rules.
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Meta has said it will appeal against two fines from the Irish DPC which total €390 million. It was fined because of GDPR violations which were raised by two complainants in May 2018.
The UK and Republic of Korea have signed a data adequacy agreement that will allow the two countries to transfer data between each other. The countries also agreed for the protection of this data.
The Dutch government has signed an agreement with Google to use Google Workspace tools across public sector organisations. It has been examining the solution and that it complies with GDPR since 2020.
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.
Xiaomi's products have received certification from TRUSTe showing that they work in compliance with the EU's GDPR which guarantees strong privacy protections for people in the economic bloc.
Google has highlighted the urgent need for a robust EU-US data transfer framework in light of the recent ruling against the use of Google Analytics issued by Austrian data protection authorities.
The Dutch data protection regulator is investigating Google Analytics with results due in early 2022. Google could be forced to alter its software if it's found to contravene the GDPR.
Of the many grievances listed, some really standout and they all revolve around tactics that make it hard, if not impossible, for a LastPass free user to export their personal data.
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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.
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.