Top EU data protection agency under pressure to act against Internet giants as GDPR turns 2 years old

Top EU data protection agency under pressure to act against Internet giants as GDPR turns 2 years old

With its public statement, the Irish DPC is trying to signal that it is working hard on these big cases, but Schrems doesn’t think it is making enough progress.

OpenSAFELY: more proof that tackling the coronavirus pandemic does not require privacy to be compromised

OpenSAFELY: more proof that tackling the coronavirus pandemic does not require privacy to be compromised

For example, Vint Cerf, widely recognized as one of the creators of the Internet, has recently written an article for the Indian site Medianama entitled “Internet Lessons from COVID19“, in which he warns: Variations of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are propagating around the world with good intent although implementation has shown some unintended consequences, not least of which may be the ability to share health information that would assist in finding a vaccine against SARS-COV-2.

Grandmother ordered to delete Facebook photos under GDPR

Grandmother ordered to delete Facebook photos under GDPR

The judge ruled the matter was within the scope of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).One expert said the ruling reflected the "position that the European Court has taken over many years".The case went to court after the woman refused to delete photographs of her grandchildren which she had posted on social media.

Noyb files complaint against Google under GDPR, saying Android Advertising ID can be tracked

Noyb files complaint against Google under GDPR, saying Android Advertising ID can be tracked

A privacy advocacy group called Noyb – European Center for Digital Rights has filed a legal complaint with the Austrian Data Protection Agency against Google under Europe’s GDPR law .

Hungary suspends some GDPR privacy protections as part of COVID-19 “state of emergency”

Hungary suspends some GDPR privacy protections as part of COVID-19 “state of emergency”

The ruling party doesn’t seem to understand why the entire world is upset by the overreach of power and the fact that the state of emergency doesn’t have a set date to end.

The Original Cookie specification from 1997 was GDPR compliant

The Original Cookie specification from 1997 was GDPR compliant

If you tried to do this before cookies, when people put a product into a shopping cart on the first page they visited, as soon as they click on anything else, the browser would think this was a completely new visit, and...

Is the GDPR failing? If it is, how can it be saved?

Is the GDPR failing? If it is, how can it be saved?

Ryan’s report also recommends that national data protection agencies should “pursue adversarial enforcement, and to defend their decisions against expensive legal appeals by Big Tech.” That basically means we need to see some big, high-profile fines to prove that the GDPR is a serious law, with serious consequences for those who break it.

Coronavirus delays the passage of the world’s most important new privacy law

Coronavirus delays the passage of the world’s most important new privacy law

However, as the Carnegie India article notes, there are some differences between the Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 and the GDPR: the bill gives India’s central government the power to exempt any government agency from the bill’s requirements.

Brave accuses Google of using 'hopelessly vague' privacy policies that breach GDPR

Brave accuses Google of using 'hopelessly vague' privacy policies that breach GDPR

Google has been accused of breaching one of the General Data Protection Regulation's (GDPR) principles surrounding consent that requires companies to provide a specific purpose for collecting and processing user personal data.

Formal GDPR complaint against Google’s internal data free-for-all

Formal GDPR complaint against Google’s internal data free-for-all

But Brave’s new evidence reveals that Google reuses our personal data between its businesses and products in bewildering ways that infringe the purpose limitation principle.The result is an internal data free-for-all that infringes the GDPR’s purpose limitation principle.

I found a loophole to prevent those pesky cookie notices 👀

I found a loophole to prevent those pesky cookie notices 👀

I’ve spent months studying the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the Cookie Law and found a way to avoid having to ask you for any kind of permissions.Full screen cookie notices of course!Want to know why I don’t have a cookie notice on this site?

Brave Goes to War Against Google [EXPLAINED]

Brave Goes to War Against Google [EXPLAINED]

Following up on that case, Brave has now come out with criticism and recommendations on how the failure to enact GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) regulation has allowed Google to seize the advertising market, to the detriment of end users.

Automated facial recognition breaches GDPR, says EU digital chief

Automated facial recognition breaches GDPR, says EU digital chief

The EU’s digital and competition chief has said that automated facial recognition breaches GDPR, as the technology fails to meet the regulation’s requirement for consent.Vestager told reporters that the Commission will further investigate automated facial recognition before introducing legislation, allowing member states to make their own domestic decisions in the meantime.

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.

Google, Tinder under investigation in Ireland over data processing

Google, Tinder under investigation in Ireland over data processing

The commission is also investigating the GDPR compliance of dating app Tinder after concerns sparked about issues surrounding its “ongoing processing of users’ personal data”.We are fully cooperating with the Data Protection Commission, and will continue to abide by GDPR and all applicable laws”, Tinder’s parent company, Match Group, said.

Show me my data, and I’ll tell you who I am

Show me my data, and I’ll tell you who I am

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) now gives Europeans the right to verify data held by individual companies, including marketing and advertising profiles.Companies can still protect their code and algorithms as business secrets, but in theory they can no longer hide personal data they generate about their users.

Twitter drops Grindr from ad network over 'GDPR breaches'

Twitter drops Grindr from ad network over 'GDPR breaches'

“By stating that it does ‘not control the use of these tracking technologies’, and by asking users to read the privacy policies of any third-party companies that may receive personal data, Grindr is attempting to shift accountability for the advertising technologies that it is using away from itself,” the report concluded.

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.

#Privacy: Pharmacy fined £275K for GDPR violation

#Privacy: Pharmacy fined £275K for GDPR violation

“Regardless of the exact number of care homes involved, given the volume of documentation and size of Doorstep Dispensaree’s business, it appears likely that hundreds and possibly even thousands of data subjects have been affected,” read the notice.

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.

No, GDPR Can’t Be Blamed For Everything

No, GDPR Can’t Be Blamed For Everything

You’ve probably already opened the original article so I’ll just list the mentioned issues and explain why it’s not a GDPR problem per se.“Amazon sent 1,700 Alexa voice recordings to the wrong user following data request” — the allusion here is that GDPR is bad because it forced a company to make a mistake.

Affect recognition technology in crosshairs of Illinois lawmaker

Affect recognition technology in crosshairs of Illinois lawmaker

Illinois may take up legislation next year on the use of emotion or affect recognition technologies in video-based hiring.The first AI law requirement under GDPR is the right to know that an automated decision maker, or algorithm, is making a decision that is impacting you, Purcell said.

Privacy Analysis of Tiktok’s App and Website

Privacy Analysis of Tiktok’s App and Website

Hard to believe that this is covered by „legitimate interest“ and transparency: Entered search terms are sent to Facebook: Transfers to both companies break different rules of the GDPR: Facebook can’t fulfill Art. 14 (information, deletion etc.)

Facebook admits to circumventing GDPR

Facebook admits to circumventing GDPR

The group, led by privacy advocate Max Schrems, sought to prove that Facebook was deliberately circumventing GDPR and continuing to process users PII.

Despite GDPR, Programmatic Advertising Is Still Growing in Europe

Despite GDPR, Programmatic Advertising Is Still Growing in Europe

Townsend Feehan, CEO, IAB Europe, said the findings were encouraging, given the current heightened scrutiny over how ad tech uses personal data, but also highlighted how stakeholders in the sector will have to address issues such as skills shortages as well as transparency.“It’s encouraging to see the majority of stakeholders expecting an increase in programmatic investments of up to 80% over the next 12 months,” she added.

More than half of UK businesses not GDPR compliant

More than half of UK businesses not GDPR compliant

The report, which surveyed companies of all sizes across a variety of sectors, suggests mid-size companies (those with 250-999 employees) are the worst compliant, with 39.5 percent reporting full GDPR compliance, compared with 56 percent of large and 51 percent of small companies, Egress said.

The Great Hack: How a subject access request exposed Cambridge Analytica

The Great Hack: How a subject access request exposed Cambridge Analytica

But how did a lone subject access request , one of the eight rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), expose Cambridge Analytica?

The Impact of the GDPR over the Hotel Industry

The Impact of the GDPR over the Hotel Industry

Indeed the way the hotels industry processed and store the personal data need to be in accordance with the GDPR, or they risk hefty fines.

How we built a GDPR compliant website analytics platform without using cookies

How we built a GDPR compliant website analytics platform without using cookies

Remember, the user signature is completely anonymous, and no there’s only ever 1 page view tied to it The hashes we generate are impossible for us to “de-hash” (we’ll explain later in this post).

Blog: Cookies – what does ‘good’ look like?

Blog: Cookies – what does ‘good’ look like?

Any non-essential cookies, including third party cookies used for the purposes of online advertising or web analytics, require prior consent to the GDPR standard. Being fairer, more transparent and accountable to the people who use your website will increase their trust and confidence in you.

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