Meta suffered a major defeat on Wednesday that could severely undercut its Facebook and Instagram advertising business after European Union regulators found it had illegally forced users to effectively accept personalized ads.
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Under New Order, Europeans Can Complain to U.S. About Data Collection
President Biden on Friday signed an executive order giving Europeans the ability to protest when they believe their personal information has been caught in America’s online surveillance dragnet, a key step toward reaching a broader agreement over the flow of digital data.
FTC weighs sweeping new rules on ‘commercial surveillance’ and Big Data
The Federal Trade Commission is considering whether to write sweeping new regulations that could restrict how businesses collect and use consumer data, hinting at a possible crackdown on commercial algorithms and a sprawling economy powered by the personal information of millions of Americans.
China’s Internet Censors Try a New Trick: Revealing Users’ Locations
For years China’s censors have relied on a trusted tool kit to control the country’s internet. They have deleted posts, suspended accounts, blocked keywords, and arrested the most outspoken.
Now they are trying a new trick: displaying social media users’ locations beneath posts.
Europeans’ data shared 376 times daily in advertising sales, report says
Data about every internet user is shared hundreds of times each day as companies bid for online advertising slots, a report suggests.
U.S. and European leaders reach deal on trans-Atlantic data privacy
American and European Union leaders said on Friday that they had reached an “agreement in principle” to assure that it is legal to transfer personal data across the Atlantic, after a previous pact was struck down when a court found it did not do enough to shield Europeans from American surveillance programs.
WhatsApp issued second-largest GDPR fine of €225m by Ireland’s data watchdog
WhatsApp has been fined €225m by Ireland’s data watchdog for breaching privacy regulations.
TLD Update: Verisign Second Quarter Results, Q&A With Tom Kleiber, SWITCH’s new MD, SWITCH Appoints Data Protection Officer, China Aims For 700m Users Of IPv6-Based Services By 2023, Registry.si Publishes 5-Year Strategic Guidelines, auDA Consults On 2021-25 Proposed Strategy, .NL Releases Name Suggestion Tool
Verisign ended the second quarter of 2021 with 170.6 million .com and .net domain name registrations in the domain name base, a 5.2% increase in 12 months, and a net increase of 2.59 million during the second quarter of 2021, according to the company’s second quarter 201 results.
Privacy group targets website ‘cookie terror’
A privacy group has lodged hundreds of complaints against what it calls “cookie banner terror” online.
Three years of GDPR: the biggest fines so far
It’s been three years since the introduction of Europe’s data privacy and security law on 25 May 2018.
GDPR governs the way organisations that operate within the EU can use, process and store consumers’ personal data.