It said the company’s virtual item policy where users can purchase coins to use for virtual gifts for TikTok celebrities whose performance they like, contains unfair terms and misleading practices.“TikTok fails to protect children and teenagers from hidden advertising and potentially harmful content on its platform,” BEUC said.
Ten people belonging to a criminal network have been arrested in connection with a series of SIM-swapping attacks that resulted in the theft of more than $100 million by hijacking the mobile phone accounts of high-profile individuals in the U.S. The Europol-coordinated year-long investigation was jointly conducted by law enforcement authorities from the U.K., U.S., Belgium, Malta, and Canada.
A follow-up report by security researchers Talal Haj Bakry and Tommy Mysk has alleged that Facebook Messenger and Instagram are collecting and using data from link previews in a way that would breach European privacy law.
In response, these four leading European technology companies reject any attempts to use legal instruments to violate citizens’ privacy and stand up to protect the rights of people and businesses choosing end-to-end encryption.
A blog post on New America explains: China’s draft PIPL represents a third way between the sectoral U.S. approach, which applies different rules for specific industries or classes of consumers, and the European Union’s comprehensive General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) framework, which enshrines fundamental rights across contexts.
In it I described the danger that a platform like Google poses for the individual rights of citizens, for pluralist competition, and for freedom of expression when it remains unchecked by regulations.
European Parliament services are coming under pressure from a group of lawmakers working with privacy activist Max Schrems over allegations that the institution’s coronavirus test management website is illegally siphoning data to US-based firms.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has admitted a Reporters Without Borders (RWB) complaint claiming that people are not properly protected against groundless and unjustified mass surveillance by Germany's foreign intelligence service, the BND.
This week Europol launched an innovative decryption platform, developed in close cooperation with the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.The new Europol Decryption Platform, funded by the European Commission, will allow us to further enhance our support for Member State investigations.
TikTok discloses that "your data is stored in China" in privacy-policy documents for candidates in European countries, Japan, and Singapore.TikTok routes the personal data of job applicants through servers in China, and discloses this to candidates only in certain countries, Business Insider has discovered.
Speaking at the European Data Protection and Privacy Conference on Tuesday, Apple's senior VP of software Craig Federighi made a number of pointed comments about how “some tech companies” would prefer it if Apple’s new App Tracking Transparency (ATT) feature was “never implemented at all.”.
Privacy concerns in Europe have led to some of the world’s toughest restrictions on companies like Facebook and Google and the ways they monitor people online.It would also restrict the use of software that scans for child sexual abuse imagery and so-called grooming by online predators.
But the non-profit group says that Apple's iOS operating system creates unique codes for each iPhone that allow the company and other third parties to "identify users across applications and even connect online and mobile behaviour.".
United States secret service NSA for years abused a cooperation agreement with Denmark to spy on allies in Europe, including the Netherlands, Danish public broadcaster DR reported based on reports from a whistleblower and confirmation from various sources.
Next year, however, Apple will require apps to seek customer consent before the IDFA can be used in iOS 14 to track user behavior and preference across apps and websites for ad targeting purposes.
BERLIN (Reuters) - A group led by privacy activist Max Schrems on Monday filed complaints with German and Spanish data protection authorities over Apple's AAPL.O online tracking tool, alleging that it allows iPhones to store users' data without their consent in breach of European law.
Lawmakers in the European Union may push for access to end-to-end encrypted chats in popular apps such as Signal and WhatsApp, according to a draft proposal circulated by the German government—currently president of the EU—over the weekend.
A leaked draft resolution from the Council of the European Union highlights that the government is planning to crack down on the end-to-end (e2e) encryption used by messaging apps such as Signal and WhatsApp. What the EU is calling for is a “balance” between regular encryption use and lawful access to encrypted data.
The EDPS strongly encourages [European Union Institutions] to ensure that any new processing operations or new contracts with any service providers does not involve transfers of personal data to the United States.
As part of the preparatory work for drafting the DSA, three of the European Parliament’s specialist committees have drawn up recommendations for what should be included: those for the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, Legal Affairs, and Civil Liberties.
Foundem creators Shivaun and Adam Raff stand outside of the European Court of Justice for Google's appeal hearing in its competition case in 2020.When Shivaun Raff began speaking with European regulators about her complaints of Google's exclusionary conduct over a decade ago, she seemed to stand more or less alone.
Users of pirate IPTV services in the UK and Ireland are most likely being monitored by one or more major ISPs. Secret traffic analysis, provided to the High Court in a recent blocking case involving UEFA, reveals that studies were carried out in connection with Sky which determined many subscribers were accessing pirate IPTV platforms via the ISP.Blocking of regular piracy websites has been a feature of anti-piracy enforcement in Europe for almost 15 years.
Major tech companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon may be required to share customer data with smaller rivals, should the European Union's Digital Services Act pass.The Digital Services Act is designed to curb anticompetitive behavior by major tech companies like Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google.
Microsoft’s Bing search engine has beaten out competitor DuckDuckGo and will now be offered as an option for Android users during setup in select European countries, according to the results of Google’s most recent default search engine auction.
The EU is set to declare war on encryption with plans to allow law enforcement officials “targeted lawful access” to protected communications, according to a European Commission internal note seen by the Financial Times.
In a court filing in Dublin, Facebook said that a decision by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) would force the company to pull up stakes and leave the 410 million people who use Facebook and photo-sharing service Instagram in the lurch.