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MEPs back tougher proposed rules on targeted ads and more
Analysis The European Parliament has adopted a set of amendments to the Digital Services Act (DSA) that makes the pending legislation even more protective of personal privacy and requires businesses to give greater consideration to advertising technology, respecting user choice, and web design.
NCA says end-to-end encryption poses challenge for law enforcers on child abuse
The National Crime Agency has said that end-to-end encryption risks "turning the lights out" for law enforcers trying to prevent child abuse, after the UK data watchdog said failure to introduce strongly encrypted messaging poses a risk to children.
MI5 had evidence Banks 'ordered surveillance' of information watchdog, Commons told
MI5 gathered evidence that Arron Banks ordered "intrusive surveillance" of the information commissioner during the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a Labour MP has alleged.
MoJ faces ICO enforcement over subject access requests backlog
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has failed to adequately respond to nearly 7,800 subject access requests (SARs), prompting the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) to issue a formal enforcement notice against the department.
DSA: EU Parliament Vote Ensures a Free Internet, But a Final Regulation Must Add Stronger Privacy Protections
The European Parliament had an important decision to make this week about the Digital Services Act (DSA).
European Parliament gives initial approval to rules that would change big tech data collection, advertising
BRUSSELS - The European Union took a significant step Thursday toward passing legislation that could transform the way major technology companies operate, requiring them to police content on their platforms more aggressively and introducing new restrictions on advertising, among other provisions.
Big Tech Uses Data to the Detriment of Consumer Health, But We're Addicted. So What's the Solution?
As was brilliantly chronicled in the 2020 Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma, much of tech today uses data to tap into the human brain in a way that is detrimental to the health of consumers.
Updated cyber security regulations proposed for managed services sector
Security professionals have given a warm welcome to the UK government's proposed measures to improve security standards in the UK through legislation to protect users of managed IT services, by imposing new rules on the providers of these services.
Government funds charity campaign to warn big tech over the risks of encryption to children
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Europe's Move Against Google Analytics Is Just the Beginning
Austria's data regulator has found that the use of Google Analytics is a breach of GDPR. In the absence of a new EU-US data deal, other countries may follow.