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‘Magic: The Gathering’ game maker exposed 452,000 players’ account data

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The maker of Magic: The Gathering has confirmed that a security lapse exposed the data on hundreds of thousands of game players. The game’s developer,...

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...

Marriott to face $123 million fine by UK authorities over data...

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The U.K. data protection authority said it will serve hotel giant Marriott with a £99 million ($123M) fine for a data breach that exposed...

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,...

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...

UN warns over human rights impact of a ‘digital welfare state’

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The UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights has raised concerns about the UK’s rush to apply digital technologies and data tools...

Europe’s parliament calls for full audit of Facebook in wake of...

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The European Parliament has called for a full audit of Facebook following a string of data breach scandals —  including the Cambridge Analytica affair. MEPs...