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Iapp
1 day ago
EU data protection

A view from Brussels: Behavioral advertising is an unstoppable current

Large online platforms may struggle to comply with requirements for valid consent if only offering a choice between data processing for advertising or paying a fee. [ more ]
Engadget
1 day ago
EU data protection

EU criticizes Meta's 'privacy for cash' business model

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) emphasizes that people should not have to choose between giving their data or paying for privacy on major online platforms. [ more ]
Iapp
3 days ago
EU data protection

Thoughts on behavioral advertising, Meta and privacy

Targeted advertising criticism leads to legal challenges for companies like Meta. [ more ]
Iapp
1 week ago
EU data protection

EDPS presents annual report

Emphasis on adaptability in digital and regulatory advancements for 2023
Need for human-centric policies in AI development for privacy and data protection [ more ]
TechCrunch
1 week ago
EU data protection

As AI accelerates, Europe's flagship privacy principles are under attack, warns EDPS | TechCrunch

Industry lobbyists are attacking key principles of the GDPR like minimization and purpose limitation.
The upcoming elections in the EU could result in a shift in the approach towards data protection laws, potentially impacting the high standard of data protection in the bloc. [ more ]
Iapp
2 weeks ago
EU data protection

IAPP GPS 2024: Localization, adequacy define current data transfer landscape

Data localization requirements are a key barrier to international data transfers.
Localization requirements vary across jurisdictions based on policy rationales. [ more ]
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Iapp
1 day ago
EU data protection

Will the EU AI Act work? Lessons learned from past legislative initiatives, future challenges

The EU AI Act, a pioneering legislation, merges technical product safety with fundamental rights protection, sparking debates on its effectiveness and uniqueness. [ more ]
Investing.com Australia
20 hours ago
EU data protection

EU Regulators criticise Meta's subscription model, citing "binary choice" By Proactive Investors

EDPB and EU Court reject Meta's ad-free subscription model for tracking users without true consent. [ more ]
Theregister
1 day ago
EU data protection

EU tells Meta it can't paywall privacy

Large online platforms should not give users a binary choice between paying for service or consenting to personal data use for targeted advertising. [ more ]
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Iapp
2 days ago
EU data protection

EDPB opinion on legality of pay-or-consent models in EU GDPR context

Large online platforms' pay-or-consent models may not comply with GDPR consent requirements. [ more ]
TechCrunch
4 days ago
EU data protection

Meta's 'consent or pay' tactic must not prevail over privacy, EU rights groups warn | TechCrunch

Civil society groups urge EDPB not to endorse Meta's 'consent or pay' tracking tactic bypassing EU privacy regulations. [ more ]
Iapp
3 weeks ago
EU data protection

Norway's DPA monitoring testing of publisher's consent solution

Datatilsynet monitoring Schibsted's consent solution testing
Wait for EDPB decision on pay-or-consent model [ more ]
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ComputerWeekly.com
1 day ago
EU data protection

Lords to challenge controversial DWP benefits bank account surveillance powers | Computer Weekly

Members of the House of Lords are pushing back against new legislation giving the DWP power to monitor bank accounts for benefit recipients without suspicion of wrongdoing. [ more ]
Iapp
2 days ago
EU data protection

EU questions DSA compliance of TikTok Lite

The European Commission requested a risk assessment from TikTok for compliance with the Digital Services Act. [ more ]
Iapp
2 days ago
EU data protection

Corrected text of EU AI Act released

The corrigendum of the EU Artificial Intelligence Act has been released.The document corrects and clarifies language in the act and is required before it can fully come into effect.
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TechCrunch
2 days ago
EU data protection

Adtech giants like Meta must give EU users real privacy choice, says EDPB | TechCrunch

Adtech giants like Meta may face regulatory challenges with 'consent or pay' models under GDPR guidelines. [ more ]
www.euractiv.com
2 days ago
EU data protection

EU data protection body says Meta's 'pay or OK' model is not OK

The European Data Protection Board opposed Meta's 'pay or okay' business model as non-compliant with EU data privacy rules. [ more ]
TechCrunch
2 days ago
EU data protection

EU privacy body adopts view on Meta's controversial 'consent or pay' tactic | TechCrunch

Meta faces pressure to reform its surveillance advertising model in Europe due to EU data protection regulations. [ more ]
Iapp
4 days ago
EU data protection

EDPB to address 'pay or consent' at next plenary

The European Data Protection Board will discuss Meta's advertising subscription model and enforcement of GDPR. [ more ]
Iapp
3 weeks ago
EU data protection

CNIL opens public consultation for MFA under GDPR

The CNIL opened a public consultation for complying with GDPR on MFA.
Data controllers need to understand the necessity and compliance principles of MFA. [ more ]
EFDPO - European Federation of Data Protection Officers
3 weeks ago
EU data protection

EFDPO Conference. 28 & 29 May 2024, Berlin * EFDPO - European Federation of Data Protection Officers

The event covers topics such as enforcement actions on DPOs, GDPR toolbox for controllers, and EU cybersecurity regulations.
Experts like Thomas Spaeing, Erwin Rigter, and Dr. Christoph Bausewein will share insights on data protection, GDPR, and cybersecurity. [ more ]
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Iapp
2 days ago
EU data protection

IAF looks to the privacy industry's future

Denham emphasizes the need for privacy industry professionals to broaden assessments and think creatively to navigate evolving challenges. [ more ]
Data Matters Privacy Blog
3 days ago
EU data protection

EU Formally Adopts Cyber Law for Connected Products | Data Matters Privacy Blog

The EU Parliament passed the EU Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) to ensure connected products are resilient against cyber threats and comply with essential cybersecurity requirements. [ more ]
Iapp
1 week ago
EU data protection

ICO seeks input on accuracy of generative AI

The U.K. Information Commissioner's Office is soliciting feedback on the impact of accurate training data on AI models to avoid misinformation. [ more ]
iapp.org
1 week ago
EU data protection

A view from Brussels: All eyes on viable US federal privacy bill

The American Privacy Rights Act (APRA) is a bipartisan federal privacy bill with increased odds of success. It aims to preempt state privacy laws and introduce a private right of action. [ more ]
Iapp
1 week ago
EU data protection

European Parliament agrees to new GDPR procedural rules

New procedural rules adopted by European Parliament.
Harmonizing data flows among EU member states and enhancing cooperation of data protection authorities. [ more ]
Iapp
1 week ago
EU data protection

Netherlands' DPA reminds entities to report data breaches

The Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens handled over 25,000 data breach reports impacting 20 million individuals in 2023.
Institutions are mandated to notify individuals if their data is potentially compromised in a cyberattack. [ more ]
Privacy International
1 week ago
EU data protection

The EU Migration Pact: a dangerous regime of migrant surveillance

The New Pact on Migration and Asylum expands criminalisation and digital surveillance of migrants.
The Pact normalizes immigration detention, increases racial profiling, enables pushbacks, and returns individuals to risky countries. [ more ]
Iapp
1 week ago
EU data protection

The 1974 film 'The Conversation' highlights surveillance concerns today

The film 'The Conversation' remains relevant today due to the surprising acceptance of modern surveillance levels.
The information the main character in the film works to uncover is now freely available online. [ more ]
Privacy International
1 week ago
EU data protection

PI seeks to inform report on AI and racial discrimination of the UN Special Rapporteur on racism

AI applications can promote human rights if implemented responsibly.
There is evidence of AI applications having a detrimental impact on human rights and exacerbating existing inequalities and discriminatory practices. [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
1 week ago
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Greek government fined over AI surveillance in refugee camps | Computer Weekly

The Greek Ministry of Migration and Asylum received a hefty fine for violating data protection rules in deploying surveillance systems at refugee camps.
The Centaur and Hyperion systems were found to breach GDPR regulations, with concerns raised about backpedaling into compliance after implementation. [ more ]
Iapp
1 week ago
EU data protection

CNIL publishes first AI data protection recommendations

France's data protection authority issues recommendations for AI use and data protection compliance.
Focus on legal and technical aspects including a legal basis for processing personal data with AI and testing reuse of data. [ more ]
Iapp
2 weeks ago
EU data protection

IAPP GPS 2024: Looking toward AI enforcement future

Preliminary enforcement actions have impacted AI companies.
The EU GDPR heavily influences AI regulation and enforcement globally. [ more ]
Iapp
2 weeks ago
EU data protection

A view from Brussels: Privacy professionals face 'complex future'

The 'Brussels effect' in global privacy regulations was a key focus at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2024.
Challenges and uncertainties persist for organizations trying to navigate new data-governance legislation and its implications. [ more ]
Iapp
2 weeks ago
EU data protection

France looks to expand Intelligence Law

French Parliament supports bill expanding Intelligence Law for 'foreign influence' surveillance.
Privacy experts raise concerns about lack of transparency in surveillance algorithms. [ more ]
Iapp
2 weeks ago
EU data protection

Security community mourns the death of Ross Anderson

Ross Anderson was a pioneer in security economics, emphasizing the social and economic responsibility of security and privacy operations.
Anderson highlighted the need to rethink privacy protection strategies in the face of advancing technologies and large database designs. [ more ]
Iapp
2 weeks ago
EU data protection

IAPP GPS 2024: Organizations, regulators face growing digital governance complexity

Privacy professionals and regulators are urged to play a more significant role in addressing challenges in the digital landscape.
The focus is shifting towards a comprehensive concept of digital governance, encompassing personal data, AI, surveillance, cybersecurity, and more. [ more ]
euronews
2 weeks ago
EU data protection

Is the credibility of the European institutions at stake?

European institutions facing credibility issues due to corruption scandals and doubts about upholding democratic values.
Efforts to address reputation issues through an ethics body and rule changes are deemed insufficient by experts. [ more ]
London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com
3 weeks ago
EU data protection

Why is Apple falling so much?

Apple fined 1.84 billion euros by EU for hindering rival music streaming services from informing users about cheaper options outside App Store.
EU emphasizes fair competition, fines Apple for violating competition laws by abusing dominant market position. [ more ]
Iapp
2 weeks ago
EU data protection

IAPP publishes seventh edition of 'Privacy Law Fundamentals'

Solove and Schwartz published 7th edition of 'Privacy Law Fundamentals'.
The book covers key provisions, leading cases, agency enforcement actions. [ more ]
Iapp
2 weeks ago
EU data protection

Finland's DPA issues guidance on the positive credit information register

The Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman in Finland issued guidance on the positive credit information register.
Residents in Finland cannot refuse the processing of their data or request its deletion in the positive credit information register. [ more ]
Privacy International
2 weeks ago
EU data protection

GPS tagging of migrants UNLAWFUL, UK authority finds after PI complaint

The UK's Data Protection Authority found the GPS tagging of migrants arriving via irregular routes unlawful.
The complaint was based on extensive anonymous testimonies highlighting the negative impact of tagging on individuals' privacy, family life, and health.
The Information Commissioner's Office issued an Enforcement Notice and formal warning to the UK's borders and immigration ministerial department. [ more ]
Privacy International
2 weeks ago
EU data protection

Key highlights of our results from 2023

Privacy International challenges companies to change business practices
PI contributed to significant impact through challenging governments and corporations. [ more ]
Iapp
2 weeks ago
EU data protection

IAPP launches 2024 Governance Survey

Privacy landscape is evolving rapidly, impacted by new laws, enforcement, and technological advancements.
Compliance and good governance are vital and interconnected, but fiscal and organizational constraints add complexity to organizations in addressing compliance burdens. [ more ]
Iapp
2 weeks ago
EU data protection

Google to delete user data to settle 'incognito' privacy lawsuit

Google will delete data from incognito browsing due to a U.S. lawsuit settlement.
Users will be able to block third-party cookies by default in Incognito mode. [ more ]
euronews
2 weeks ago
EU data protection

Does the European Union have the resources to match its ambitions?

Calls for EU institutional reform are increasing.
Enlargement and contemporary challenges driving EU reform discussions. [ more ]
Iapp
3 weeks ago
EU data protection

Microsoft gives privacy commitments to Azure OpenAI Service, Copilot users

Customers' data privacy commitments discussed for Azure OpenAI Service and Copilot
Maintaining control and access controls integration emphasized for organizational data [ more ]
iapp.org
3 weeks ago
EU data protection

EU parliamentary elections: The process and potential digital policy impacts

EU Elections in June 2024 will impact the European Commission and Council of the EU.
IAPP Managing Director analyzes how EU elections will influence digital policy matters. [ more ]
Iapp
3 weeks ago
EU data protection

A view from Brussels: EDPS sends signal on data transfers

The European Data Protection Supervisor issued orders against the European Commission related to data flows with Microsoft 365 outside the EU/EEA.
Corrective measures include Microsoft ensuring data disclosure compliance with EEA standards. [ more ]
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Take a deeper dive into lessons learned from recent FTC actions, guidance on #youthprivacy, safety, & #advertising in immersive spaces in FPF’s brief: https://t.co/xccfYBFLCo
Future of Privacy Forum
3 weeks ago
EU data protection

Youth Privacy in Immersive Technologies - Future of Privacy Forum

Companies are expanding into virtual spaces for brand experiences and products, collecting more data and raising risks for young people.
FTC and self-regulatory bodies are focusing on privacy, safety, and advertising regulations in immersive spaces. [ more ]
Iapp
3 weeks ago
EU data protection

Global AI Governance Law and Policy: Jurisdiction Overviews

Jurisdictions worldwide are developing AI governance laws to address risks and opportunities
IAPP provides resources and community engagement for AI governance professionals [ more ]
In October 2023, the British Library suffered "one of the worst cyber incidents in British history."

It has now published a detailed, transparent report into what happened - with great advice for other organisations tackling a ransomware attack.

https://t.co/Br6Yn27DC2
Exponential-e Ltd.
3 weeks ago
EU data protection

Ransomware: lessons all companies can learn from the British Library attack

The British Library faced a major cyber incident with data encryption and exfiltration by Rhysida ransomware gang.
British Library refused to pay ransom, emphasizing adherence to the UK's policy against such payments. [ more ]
Iapp
3 weeks ago
EU data protection

Evolving privacy law 'exciting' for IAPP Westin Scholar

Regulation often lags behind technology advancements, creating a patchwork of privacy laws.
Opportunity for professionals from various sectors to collaborate on privacy law evolution. [ more ]
Iapp
3 weeks ago
EU data protection

DSA, electronic ID wallets take priority in EU children's privacy work

Telecommunications ministers prioritize Digital Services Act and digital identity wallets
Focus on online protection for children and young adults [ more ]
Iapp
3 weeks ago
EU data protection

UK, US sanction alleged hackers for role in 14-year campaign

Alleged Chinese state-backed hackers indicted for 14-year campaign targeting foreign entities.
U.S. and U.K. governments issue sanctions against alleged hackers and their front company. [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
3 weeks ago
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Ransomware gang leaks data stolen from Scottish NHS board | Computer Weekly

Inc Ransom claimed to have stolen three terabytes of data from NHS Scotland, including sensitive medical reports and patient letters.
NHS Dumfries and Galloway acknowledged a cyber attack, with a small data dump disclosed and ongoing efforts to limit any data sharing. [ more ]
euronews
3 weeks ago
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Amazon needs to comply with ad database under platform rules; court

The EU's highest court rejected interim measures requested by Amazon in a case involving compliance with EU platform rules for online advertising. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 weeks ago
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Concern over rise in requests for UK to share intelligence despite torture risks

The number of requests for UK ministerial approval of intelligence-sharing with a real risk of torture has doubled in a year.
Critics question the effectiveness of the UK's policy on torture and call for reform. [ more ]
The Globe and Mail
3 weeks ago
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Amazon loses court fight to suspend EU tech rules' ad clause

EU court rejects Amazon's request to suspend online advertising requirement under DSA.
Balancing of EU interests over Amazon's material interests in tech rules. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 weeks ago
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You've got to be joking': Mandelson dismisses prospect of UK rejoining EU

Peter Mandelson dismisses return to EU
Focus on building closer ties with the EU [ more ]
TechCrunch
3 weeks ago
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Amazon will have to publish an ads library in EU after all | TechCrunch

Amazon must provide ad transparency information publicly.
EU's highest court rules against Amazon's challenge to DSA designation. [ more ]
Iapp
3 weeks ago
EU data protection

Global adequacy capabilities

The rise of centralized data adequacy capabilities due to new data privacy laws globally.
85 jurisdictions allow designation of other jurisdictions with adequate data standards. [ more ]
Future of Privacy Forum
3 weeks ago
EU data protection

Youth Privacy in Immersive Technologies - Future of Privacy Forum

Companies are expanding into virtual spaces for brand experiences and products, collecting more data and raising risks for young people.
FTC and self-regulatory bodies are focusing on privacy, safety, and advertising regulations in immersive spaces. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 weeks ago
EU data protection

Foreign Office summons senior Chinese diplomat over malicious cyber activity'

UK government condemns Chinese cyber-attacks on UK democratic institutions
Ministers criticized for feeble response to Chinese cyber activities [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 weeks ago
EU data protection

MPs and peers sign letter urging UK government to ban arms sales to Israel

Parliamentary pressure building on UK to ban arms sales to Israel
More than 130 parliamentarians signed a letter calling for halting UK arms exports to Israel [ more ]
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