Google to shift UK user data to the US post-Brexit

Google to shift UK user data to the US post-Brexit

That's believed to be amid concerns from Google that the UK will loosen its data protection laws and fail to agree on a data-sharing agreement with EU, potentially making it difficult to transfer data between Ireland and the UK.

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.

Why 2020 will be make or break time for transatlantic personal data transfers

Why 2020 will be make or break time for transatlantic personal data transfers

according to the AG [Advocate General] the DPC [data protection commissioner in Ireland] must stop the EU-US data transfers of Facebook, once it took the view that US law violates EU fundamental rights.

Ireland Assessing Minors' Profiles on Instagram

Ireland Assessing Minors' Profiles on Instagram

Data Scientist Files Reports With European Regulators Photo: Santeri Viinamäki via Wikimedia Commons/CC Ireland's Data Protection Commission says it is "assessing" a report concerning minors who have business profiles on Instagram that may expose email addresses and phone numbers.

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.

Data Protection Commission opens statutory inquiry into Google Ireland Limited

Data Protection Commission opens statutory inquiry into Google Ireland Limited

Arising from the Data Protection Commission’s ongoing examination of data protection compliance in the area of personalised online advertising and a number of submissions to the Data Protection Commission, including those made by Dr. Johnny Ryan of Brave, a statutory inquiry pursuant to section 110 of the Data Protection Act 2018 has been commenced in respect of Google Ireland Limited’s processing of personal data in the context of its online Ad Exchange.

Google’s lead EU regulator opens formal privacy probe of its adtech

Google’s lead EU regulator opens formal privacy probe of its adtech

The statutory inquiry into Google’s adtech that’s being opened by the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC), cites section 110 of Ireland’s Data Protection Act 2018, which means that the watchdog suspects infringement — and will now investigate its suspicions.

EU Quietly Ramps Up Preparations To Re-introduce Blanket Data Retention After Top Court Threw It Out In 2014

EU Quietly Ramps Up Preparations To Re-introduce Blanket Data Retention After Top Court Threw It Out In 2014

In the second version, the Council of the EU is much more assertive: The rulings of the European Court of Justice in the cases Digital Rights Ireland and Tele 2, which set out the criteria for the lawful retention of data and access thereof are of fundamental importance in this context.

Airbnb Superhost Secretly Recorded Guests with Hidden Bedroom Camera

Airbnb Superhost Secretly Recorded Guests with Hidden Bedroom Camera

Also in March, an Airbnb guest in Miami found hidden cameras in his room, while in April, a New Zealand family discovered that their Airbnb host in Ireland was recording – and also livestreaming – footage of them.

How Big Tech’s cozy relationship with Ireland threatens data privacy around the world

How Big Tech’s cozy relationship with Ireland threatens data privacy around the world

Privacy watchdogs also voice concerns about the 2014 appointment of Dixon, an Irish civil servant with no prior experience in regulatory enforcement, to replace Billy Hawkes, the regulator who initially presided over the finding of Facebook’s over-sharing of data with researchers and developers of third-party apps.

Zuckerberg's so-called revelations about privacy are old news, and deeply ironic

Zuckerberg's so-called revelations about privacy are old news, and deeply ironic

Mark Zuckerberg's recent blog discussing Facebook's vision to become a 'privacy-focused' platform comes just over a month after he announced its merger with Instagram and WhatsApp. The merger has raised concerns (from, amongst others, Ireland's DPC who regulate Facebook in the EU) for users' privacy across the three platforms and the sharing of data between them.

First Facebook investigation to be completed by summer: regulator

First Facebook investigation to be completed by summer: regulator

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Facebook’s lead regulator in the European Union expects to conclude the first of seven investigations into the company’s use of personal data this summer and the remainder by the end of the year, Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner said on Thursday.

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.

Google shifted $23bn to tax haven Bermuda in 2017, filing shows

Google shifted $23bn to tax haven Bermuda in 2017, filing shows

The subsidiary in the Netherlands is used to shift revenue from royalties earned outside the US to Google Ireland Holdings, an affiliate based in Bermuda, where companies pay no income tax.

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you | Dylan Curran

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you | Dylan Curran

Click on this link to see your own data: google.com/maps/timeline?… Here is every place I have been in the last 12 months in Ireland. Click on this link to see your own data: google.com/settings/ads/ Google knows all the apps you use Google stores information on every app and extension you use.

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.

LinkedIn violated data protection by using 18M email addresses of non-members to buy targeted ads on Facebook

LinkedIn violated data protection by using 18M email addresses of non-members to buy targeted ads on Facebook

First, the DPC found that LinkedIn in the US had obtained emails for 18 million people who were not already members of the social network, and then used these in a hashed form for targeted advertisements on the Facebook platform, “with the absence of instruction from the data controller” — that is, LinkedIn Ireland — “as is required.”

LinkedIn used 18 million non-user e-mails to target Facebook ads

LinkedIn used 18 million non-user e-mails to target Facebook ads

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission issued a report last week (via TechCrunch) that covered its activities during the first six months of 2018, in which it highlighted a complaint against LinkedIn. It found that the company used millions of e-mail addresses of non-LinkedIn users to target ads on Facebook.

LinkedIn processed 18 million email addresses of non-users for targeted advertising

LinkedIn processed 18 million email addresses of non-users for targeted advertising

The Data Protection Commissioner conducted an audit of the multinational LinkedIn Ireland, home to the company’s EU headquarters, after it became concerned with “systemic” issues in relation to how the company was processing the personal data of people who were not members of the network.

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.

Twitter is being investigated over its collection of data in its link-shortening system

Twitter is being investigated over its collection of data in its link-shortening system

The Ireland Data Protection Commission is investigating the social network since they refused to provide their t.co web link tracking data to UK professor, Michael Veale. The situation could become dire if the DPC and the EU’s Data Protection Board were to find that Twitter had violated the regulations of the GDPR.

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.

Brave browser files GDPR breach complaints against Google in the EU

Brave browser files GDPR breach complaints against Google in the EU

The team behind the Brave internet browser have filed a complaint with authorities in Ireland and the UK regarding privacy violations perpetrated by Google and other "ad tech" companies under the EU's new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Mozilla co-founder's Brave files adtech complaint against Google

Mozilla co-founder's Brave files adtech complaint against Google

COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - Brave, a privacy-focused web browser set up by Silicon Valley engineering guru Brendan Eich, filed privacy complaints in Britain and Ireland that could become a test case against search company Google and other digital advertising firms.