Ireland's Data Protection Commission has today published its final decision on its inquiry into TikTok on how it handles the data of young users and has issued a fine of €345 million ($368m).
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Meta is not planning to launch Threads in the European Union on Thursday, according to Ireland's Data Protection Commission. Data sharing between Threads and Instagram is said to be the reason why.
Microsoft said the Irish Data Protection Commission could leverage the fine because the regulator believes the company's Linkedin service violated GDPR privacy laws with targeted advertising.
Although some European countries are rushing to ban ChatGPT and related technologies, Ireland is taking a more measured approach where it wants to fully understand the benefits and risks of AI.
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.
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.
Facebook's parent company Meta has been hit by a fine of €265 million from the Data Protection Commission (Ireland) for violating people's privacy. There are still 13 outstanding inquiries pending.
Apple's iPhone 14 line-up can now use Emergency SOS via Satellite in the U.S. and Canada. The company said that it will launch the feature in France, Germany, Ireland, and the UK next month.
Ireland's Taoiseach has raised concerns about the way Twitter is firing its employees. It comes as the social media firm, now owned by Elon Musk, decided to cut about 50% of its workforce.
Ireland's Data Protection Commission has hit Meta's Instagram with a €405 million fine for exposing e-mail addresses and phone numbers of under-18s. It's believed to have affected millions of kids.
Microsoft has finally made the Xbox Game Pass Family & Friends official. The subscription is currently being tested in two countries - Ireland and Colombia. Xbox says global rollout will follow soon.
Microsoft has begun Insider Preview sessions of its upcoming family plan of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. The new tier lets subscribers invite four more people into the membership with full benefits.
An investigation by Reuters has found that companies could continue to reduce their tax burdens even after a rule from the OECD designed to stop the use of such schemes comes into effect.
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.
Samsung is now giving Galaxy S21 owners free access to a number of paid partner services that will otherwise cost them more than £250 through Samsung Boost. It's available in the UK and Ireland.
Ireland suffered a crippling ransomware attack on its health care systems, which lead to the shutting down of all its IT systems including COVID-19 testing and other patient services.
Ireland's Data Protection Commission has said it will work with Facebook to ensure that data released online is from a breach which Facebook said happened in 2019 or whether it's more recent.
Samsung and Manna have formed a partnership in Ireland that will see customers in Oranmore receive their orders via drone. They hope to expand the service to all of Ireland in the future.
Sky has re-branded its NOW TV service and is simply now known as NOW. It also changed the name of Passes to Membership. The new brand will arrive in the UK first then Italy, Germany and Ireland.
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.
Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) is investigating Instagram over the handling of children's data. If the app is found to have broken privacy laws, the regulator could issue a heavy fine.
The European Union is set to appeal the General Court's decision from July which said Apple had not broken any laws with its tax arrangement with Ireland. The EU says the firm has underpaid its tax.
The EU's second-highest court has sided with Apple and Ireland in the latest episode of an on-going legal battle between the two and the European Commission. The Commission has 14 days to appeal.
Facebook Dating launch in Europe has been hampered by the Irish Data Protection Commission. It was due to arrive today in time for Valentine's Day but now Facebook is delaying the launch.
Google has announced that it is planning to spend €3 billion in Europe over the next two years to bolster the data centres that it operates. The investments will help create more jobs.
Apple has had its hearing the the EU's General Court today. It has claimed that the EU's tax order of €13 billion over its dealings in Ireland are out of proportion and does not reflect reality.
Apple is set to challenge the European Commission in the EU's second-highest court on Tuesday after it was ordered by the EU executive to pay a massive €13 billion ($14.4 billion) in back taxes.
Today Amazon announced two new renewable energy projects in Ireland and the U.S. One is set to be an Amazon Solar Farm and the other an Amazon Wind Farm. Both will supply energy to AWS data centres.
After its limited availability on Amazon devices in the U.S., Apple Music is finally rolling out to the Echo speakers and Fire TV devices in the U.K. and Ireland over the next few weeks.
Sony has said that those buying the new Xperia 10 or Xperia 10 Plus from the Sony eStore will get a free case. The offer is available for those in the UK, France, Ireland, Germany, Italy, and Spain.
Facebook has leased out more office space from Allied Irish Banks in order to expand its international operations. The firm can now grow its 4,000-person-strong workforce to around 9,000.
Emmanuel Macron is hopeful that he can get the Germans to side with proposals to levy big tech firms with a digital sales tax of 3%. Yesterday, Ireland, Denmark, and Sweden put brakes on the plans.
Seeking to maintain easy access to the resulting 27-member bloc of countries in the EU, Coinbase has announced the opening of a new office in Ireland as its contingency plan for the looming Brexit.
After handing down its findings a little over a year ago, the European Commission deemed that Apple's arrangement with Ireland required it to repay taxes. Apple has now agreed to pay back €13 billion.
The recent Paradise Papers leak has revealed some interesting details about the dealings by corporations and diplomats alike, with Apple's murky tax practices coming to light as well.
Microsoft has signed a 15-year agreement with GE to purchase all of the wind energy from its new wind farm in Ireland. The deal will better enable clean power sources to be added to the Irish grid.
The Department of Justice is seeking a reversal of the decision taken in its data stored on foreign servers case against Microsoft. The DOJ has raised the issue to the Supreme Court.
Microsoft is increasing its workforce in Ireland by 50%, hiring 600 staff, including 500 at its new Inside Sales Centre, as it prepares to move into a state-of-the-art €134m ($143m) campus in Dublin.
The ongoing saga between Apple and the European Commission rages on as the tech giant joins forces with the Irish Government to have the decision concerning its sizeable tax bill annulled.
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