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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Statement: Intention to fine Marriott International, Inc more than £99 million under GDPR for data breach

Statement: Intention to fine Marriott International, Inc more than £99 million under GDPR for data breach

Following an extensive investigation the ICO has issued a notice of its intention to fine Marriott International £99,200,396 for infringements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

ICO statement: Intention to fine British Airways £183.39m under GDPR for data breach

ICO statement: Intention to fine British Airways £183.39m under GDPR for data breach

Following an extensive investigation the ICO has issued a notice of its intention to fine British Airways £183.39M for infringements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The proposed fine relates to a cyber incident notified to the ICO by British Airways in September 2018.

King's College London breached GDPR by sharing list of activist students with cops

King's College London breached GDPR by sharing list of activist students with cops

Kings College London breached the General Data Protection Regulations when it shared a list of student activists with the police and barred the activists from campus during a visit by the Queen, an independent report (PDF) has found.

Irish regulator opens third privacy probe into Apple

Irish regulator opens third privacy probe into Apple

The probe is examining whether Apple has complied with the relevant provisions of the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy law in relation to an access request from a customer.

The New Wilderness (Idle Words)

The New Wilderness (Idle Words)

Writing in a similar vein in the Washington Post this March, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called for Congress to pass privacy laws modeled on the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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.

EPrivacy

EPrivacy

All or any e-privacy, directive, act or regulation is massively overdue, this we saw with the general data protection regulation (GDPR) that came in to force May 2018. While the GDPR aims to protect your Personal data, the ePR focuses on protecting your personal privacy based on electronic communication.

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.

What does GDPR mean for UX?

What does GDPR mean for UX?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) act came into effect in May last year — it’s a legal framework that sets out guidelines on how to collect and process personal information within the European Union.

Opinion | Why We Should Stop Fetishizing Privacy

Opinion | Why We Should Stop Fetishizing Privacy

Under those rules, the General Data Protection Regulation, companies that operate in Europe or handle European data are required to obtain consent before collecting data. The rules make it more costly to build a data network, which could explain why there are no European rivals to America and China’s big companies.

Are You Afraid of Google? BlackBerry Cofounder Jim Balsillie Says You Should Be

Are You Afraid of Google? BlackBerry Cofounder Jim Balsillie Says You Should Be

It’s likely to be a multiyear process, but Balsillie expects it will yield sweeping legislation similar to the EU’s recently enacted General Data Protection Regulation, which gives Europeans unprecedented control over how their personal information is collected and used, including the power to force companies to delete it.

UK Drivers File GDPR Lawsuit Against Uber

UK Drivers File GDPR Lawsuit Against Uber

Four U.K. Uber drivers are filing a lawsuit against the company for alleged violations of EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law, according to a report by.

Most Companies Aren't Ready for California's Tough New Privacy Law

Most Companies Aren't Ready for California's Tough New Privacy Law

About half of the professionals surveyed currently fall under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, a set of new privacy laws that went into effect in May. Of those professionals, half of them say their GDPR programs are helping them plan for California’s new rules.

Should online users be bound by their privacy agreements?

Should online users be bound by their privacy agreements?

The most systematic legislative attempt to make more order in the messy world of privacy is the EU General Data Protection Regulation ( GDPR ). In this respect, the GDPR requires companies to use “ clear and plain language ” in their privacy agreements.

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.

German Regulators Just Outlawed Facebook's Whole Ad Business

German Regulators Just Outlawed Facebook's Whole Ad Business

But Facebook says that tracking people makes the services safer and better, and that the FCO misses how much the company has done in order to comply with the General Data Protection regulation passed by the European Union in 2018.

Google hit with first big GDPR fine over “forced consent”; eight new complaints filed over “right to access”

Google hit with first big GDPR fine over “forced consent”; eight new complaints filed over “right to access”

Last June Privacy News Online wrote about complaints filed just six minutes after the EU’s tough privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), started to be enforced.

Data Privacy Week: For Better or Worse, Privacy is High on the Global Agenda

Data Privacy Week: For Better or Worse, Privacy is High on the Global Agenda

Data protection: here, there and everywhere 2018 was a very eventful year for data protection across the world, and not just because the new General Data Protection Regulation was adopted in Europe in May. Various countries, including Kenya, Egypt, Pakistan and India, took initial steps to regulate the processing of personal data.

Privacy Groups Claim Online Ads Can Target Abuse Victims

Privacy Groups Claim Online Ads Can Target Abuse Victims

New documents filed Monday with regulators in Poland, the UK, and Ireland claim that the way personal data is handled during the process of matching advertisements to ad slots does not comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation , a strict set of consumer privacy rules that went into effect in May. The documents focus on the categories that key players in the ad-tech industry have adopted to instantly match advertisers with appropriate users or content.

The CNIL’s restricted committee imposes a financial penalty of 50 Million euros against GOOGLE LLC

The CNIL’s restricted committee imposes a financial penalty of 50 Million euros against GOOGLE LLC

The CNIL’s restricted committee imposes a financial penalty of 50 Million euros against GOOGLE LLC 21 January 2019 On 21 January 2019, the CNIL’s restricted committee imposed a financial penalty of 50 Million euros against the company GOOGLE LLC, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), for lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding the ads personalization.

French data protection watchdog fines Google $57 million under the GDPR

French data protection watchdog fines Google $57 million under the GDPR

The regulatory body claims that Google has failed to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when new Android users set up a new phone and follow Android’s onboarding process.

What does GDPR Mean for Businesses Outside Europe

What does GDPR Mean for Businesses Outside Europe

The European Union enacted the “General Data Protection Regulation” (GDPR), which set forth new regulations for commercial companies and organizations to handle online user data. European data regulators can impose a penalty of up to 4% of global annual sales, whenever a company violates the new GDPR law.

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