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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...

Ethyca raises $4.2M to simplify GDPR compliance

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GDPR, the European data privacy regulations, have been in effect for over a year, but it’s still a challenge for companies to comply. Ethyca,...

China says apps should get user consent before tracking

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Chinese regulators might follow the European Union’s lead to make life harder for internet companies such as TikTok that closely track behavior of their...

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...

Facebook’s ‘independent oversight group’ is destined to fail

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If there was any doubt about how big Facebook has gotten, CEO Mark Zuckerberg compared the struggles Facebook faces with deciding what kind of...

Apple brings EU data privacy features to U.S., tightens app and...

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Spurred by the European Union’s heightened data privacy requirements under the General Data Protection Regulation, Apple debuted more conspicuous privacy notifications in March, and in...

GDPR has cut ad trackers in Europe but helped Google, study...

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An analysis of the impact of Europe’s new data protection framework, GDPR, on the adtech industry suggests the regulation has reduced the numbers of ad...

Facebook breach hit up to 5M EU users, and it faces...

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Less than 10 percent of the 50 million users attacked in Facebook’s recent breach lived in the European Union, tweeted the Irish Data Protection...

France records big jump in privacy complaints since GDPR

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Another European data protection agency has reported a sharp rise in the numbers of complaints since the EU updated its privacy framework four months...

Timehop discloses July 4 data breach affecting 21 million

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Timehop has disclosed a security breach that has compromised the personal data (names and emails) of 21 million users (essentially its entire user base). Around...