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Europe’s top data protection regulator, Giovanni Buttarelli, has died

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Europe’s data protection supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli, has died. His passing yesterday, aged 62, was announced by his office today — which writes: It is with the...

Facebook denies making contradictory claims on Cambridge Analytica and other ‘sketchy’...

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Facebook has denied contradicting itself in evidence to the UK parliament and a US public prosecutor. Last month the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and...

Facebook warned over privacy risks of merging messaging platforms

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Facebook’s lead data protection regulator in Europe has asked the company for an “urgent briefing” regarding plans to integrate the underlying infrastructure of its...

Youth-run agency AIESEC exposed over 4 million intern applications

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AIESEC, a non-profit that bills itself as the “world’s largest youth-run organization,” exposed more than four million intern applications with personal and sensitive information...

Privacy campaigner Schrems slaps Amazon, Apple, Netflix, others with GDPR data...

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European privacy campaigner Max Schrems has filed a fresh batch of strategic complaints at tech giants, including Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Spotify and YouTube. The complaints,...

68 Lakh Private Facebook Photos Leaked – 5 Times Facebook Terribly...

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A recent photo API bug revealed that the Facebook app gave away more than 68 lakh photos of up to 5.6 million users to...

Facebook appeals UK data watchdog’s £500K Cambridge Analytica fine

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Facebook has said it will appeal a £500,000 penalty issued by the U.K.’s data watchdog this summer following a lengthy investigation into the Cambridge...

How a small French privacy ruling could remake adtech for good

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A ruling in late October against a little-known French adtech firm that popped up on the national data watchdog’s website earlier this month is...

UK watchdog has eyes on Google-DeepMind’s health app hand-off

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The shock news yesterday that Google is taking over a health app rolled out to UK hospitals over the past few years by its...

Big tech must not reframe digital ethics in its image

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s visage loomed large over the European parliament this week, both literally and figuratively, as global privacy regulators gathered in Brussels to...