Hey Siri, are you still recording people's conversations despite promising not to do so nine months ago?

Hey Siri, are you still recording people's conversations despite promising not to do so nine months ago?

In a letter [PDF] sent to data protection authorities in Europe, Thomas Le Bonniec expresses his frustration that, despite exposing in April 2019 that Apple has hired hundreds of people to analyze recordings that its users were unaware had been made, nothing appears to have changed.

Google faces Privacy Complaint, accused of tracking EU users

Google faces Privacy Complaint, accused of tracking EU users

The complaint was filed by Max Shrems, an Austrian privacy activist, and accused the search giant of unlawfully monitoring users and passing on the “tracking ID’ to various advertisers.It was filed with the Austrian data protection authority and mainly concerned Android users.

Why the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) risks turning into a paper tiger

Why the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) risks turning into a paper tiger

In November 2019, BEUC sent another letter to the DPC, noting: “One year after these complaints were filed, it has yet not been decided whether Google infringed the GDPR.” As Monique Goyens, Director General of BEUC, said: Considering the scale of the problem, which affects millions of European consumers, this investigation should be a priority for the Irish data protection authority.

Grindr is sharing users’ sexual orientation and location data, says study

Grindr is sharing users’ sexual orientation and location data, says study

The LGBTQ dating app Grindr has been caught sharing users’ sensitive data with thousands of ad partners, reports Bloomberg .Those complaints were filed with the Norwegian Data Protection Authority, and they allege Grindr’s sharing of personal data breaches the EU’s GDPR privacy rules.

German Real Estate Company Issued with €14.5 Million GDPR Fine for Unlawful Data Retention

German Real Estate Company Issued with €14.5 Million GDPR Fine for Unlawful Data Retention

A German real estate company, Deutsche Wohnen SE, has been issued with a €14.5 million GDPR penalty by the Berlin Data Protection Authority for the unlawful retention of the personal data of tenants.

CNIL bans high schools' facial-recognition programs

CNIL bans high schools' facial-recognition programs

The French data protection authority, the CNIL, announced it has ordered high schools in Nice and Marseille to end their facial-recognition programs.Prior to serving as attorney general, Carr spent six years working as ..

French plan to scan social media for tax fraud causes alarm

French plan to scan social media for tax fraud causes alarm

France’s data protection watchdog has urged caution over plans to allow authorities to monitor individuals’ social media posts and purchasing activity on websites such as eBay in order to identify those committing tax fraud.

"Users don’t know this is happening": the clever ways companies are harvesting your data

"Users don’t know this is happening": the clever ways companies are harvesting your data

Over the past year, consumers have become more compelled to seek answers, as Rice explains: “The UK’s data protection authority saw almost double the number of complaints from the public in 2018-19 compared to 2017-18.

German regulator bans Google from listening to Google Home recordings for three months across Europe

German regulator bans Google from listening to Google Home recordings for three months across Europe

News Hub. German regulator bans Google from listening to Google Home recordings for three months across Europe. Hamburg’s Data Protection Authority has banned Google from listening to conversations recorded on Google Home devices for three months across Europe.

Swedish data-protection authority launches Spotify GDPR investigation

Swedish data-protection authority launches Spotify GDPR investigation

There may be trouble brewing for Spotify in its home country, with the Swedish data-protection authority (Datainspektionen) launching a review of how Spotify handles requests for people to see what information it holds about them.

General Data Protection Regulation one year on: what next?

General Data Protection Regulation one year on: what next?

That’s a massive amount of work for one data protection authority, and does indeed raise questions about whether the EU bodies tasked with enforcing the GDPR have enough staff.

General Data Protection Regulation one year on: what has it done?

General Data Protection Regulation one year on: what has it done?

In September, a formal complaint was submitted to the data protection authorities in the UK and in Ireland, asking them to investigate the use of real-time bidding systems by Google and other ad-tech companies.

Anonymized Data is Not Subject to Privacy Regulations

Anonymized Data is Not Subject to Privacy Regulations

Anonymized Data is Not Subject to Privacy Regulations Data protection authority ruled that anonymizing personal information is sufficient to fulfill GDPR’s ‘right to be forgotten’ Brighter AI Feb 19 Natural License Plate Anonymization by Brighter AI Since the start of EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018, the erasure requirement, also known as the ‘right to be forgotten’ , has been one of the most-debated principles.

French Data Protection Authority Takes on Google

French Data Protection Authority Takes on Google

The Complaints from Privacy Advocates Under the GDPR, processing of personal data is only allowed where there is a “legal basis.” such as the consent of the user, and users are granted extensive rights over their data.

Multiple threats from EU’s GDPR to today’s corporate surveillance and targeted advertising system

Multiple threats from EU’s GDPR to today’s corporate surveillance and targeted advertising system

As a subsequent post explained, a formal GDPR complaint has been submitted to the data protection authorities in the UK and in Ireland, asking them to investigate the use of real-time bidding systems by Google and other ad-tech companies.

Uber fined €1M for 2016 data breach by European privacy watchdogs

Uber fined €1M for 2016 data breach by European privacy watchdogs

The Dutch Data Protection Authority (Dutch DPA) just announced it’s imposing a €600,000 fine on Uber and its Dutch subsidiary Uber B.V. for violating Dutch data breach regulation in 2016.

European Complaints Against Data Brokers

European Complaints Against Data Brokers

Privacy International has filed complaints against 7 data brokers (Acxiom, Oracle), ad-tech companies (Criteo, Quantcast, Tapad), and credit referencing agencies (Equifax, Experian) with data protection authorities in France, Ireland, and the UK.

FCC Net Neutrality Repeal: Ignoring the Digital Privacy of Millions of Users

FCC Net Neutrality Repeal: Ignoring the Digital Privacy of Millions of Users

Pai, the former Verizon lawyer, even halted a data security rule that would require ISPs to take “reasonable” steps to protect customer information from unauthorized use or access, making sure Internet providers aren’t at fault if your data is exposed.

Call for wide-ranging GDPR investigation into online ads, which could kill today’s real-time bidding system

Call for wide-ranging GDPR investigation into online ads, which could kill today’s real-time bidding system

A formal complaint has been submitted to the data protection authorities in the UK and in Ireland, asking them to investigate the use of real-time bidding systems by Google and other ad tech companies.