The ban happens to cover exactly what the regulator feared: Facebook using personal information it previously gathered in new ways.That happens to be exactly what the regulator has warned Facebook not to do with the telephone numbers of South Africans collected by its Whatsapp service.
India’s government has issued an order bringing the regulation of online news portals and content providers such as Netflix under the authority of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in a first step to regulate digital media.
& Co KG (H&M) was fined €35.2 (US$41.1 million) by the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (HmbBfDI) for violating the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).The amount of the fine imposed is therefore adequate and effective to deter companies from violating the privacy of their employees.
At the subcommittee hearing Kendall testified at on Thursday, lawmakers said the spread of misinformation on Facebook could be cause for future government regulation of social media platforms.
The UK's Information Commissioners Office, which enforces privacy laws - including the EU's General Data Protection Regulation - has confirmed the Barclays probe to Information Security Media Group."We have an ongoing investigation relating to Barclays' alleged use of employee monitoring tools," an ICO spokeswoman tells ISMG.
For example, consumers who simply want to know what information the company has about them: If you don't have a program to respond to specific requests for information, you're going to be challenged by the new breed of regulations.
The Federal Trade Commission voted this week to fine Facebook about $5 billion for mishandling users’ personal information, according to two people briefed on the vote, in what would be a landmark settlement that signals a newly aggressive stance by regulators toward the country’s most powerful technology companies.
The United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) recently put the ad tech industry on notice that its real-time bidding (RTB) practices for handling consumer data are not compatible with European regulations.
To properly address the problems of manipulation, disinformation, and violent extremism fermenting on online platforms, future regulation must properly acknowledge the role of surveillance capitalism – not just through targeting tools but in the algorithmic construction of online spaces.
In addition, the report says that social media networks should be "obliged to take down known sources of harmful content, including proven sources of disinformation." Should companies fail to comply, the committee says they should face heavy fines -- and a tech 'levy' of two percent should be introduced to pay for the extra workload of UK regulators.
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NEW YORK (AP) — A civil rights group has sued the U.S. government, saying it needs more information about surveillance of Americans’ phone and financial records to guide the public debate over what will happen when the law that regulates the scrutiny expires next year.
The purpose of this framework is to inform the development of legislation or the promulgation of rules that enhance personal data protection, further the trust relationship between companies and their customers, and enable innovation while also avoiding regulatory fragmentation that undermines all three goals.