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Spanish media’s $600M suit against Meta is based on GDPR noncompliance

December 5, 2023

Via: Computerworld

Facebook parent company Meta is facing yet another legal challenge over user privacy, as a Spanish media company representing top media outlets in the country is suing the social media giant for $600 million for competitively unfair advertising practices based […]

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Meta fined $1.3B for violating EU GDPR data transfer rules on privacy

May 22, 2023

Via: CSO Online

Meta has been fined $1.3 billion (€1.2 billion) by the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) for violating the terms of the EU’s GDPR by continuing to transfer EU users’ data to the US without adequate safeguards. Meta has failed to […]

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EU privacy regulators to create task force to investigate ChatGPT

April 14, 2023

Via: ComputerWorld

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) plans to launch a dedicated task force to investigate ChatGPT after a number of European privacy watchdogs raised concerns about whether the technology is compliant with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Europe’s […]

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Meta hit with $413 million fine in EU for breaking GDPR rules

January 4, 2023

Via: ComputerWorld

The Irish Data Protection Commission announced Wednesday that it would fine Meta Ireland a total of $413 million for breaches of the EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) related to the company’s handling of personal information on Facebook and Instagram. […]

App security, Applications

Apple’s privacy chief talks about backdoors in iOS, GDPR, and more in interview

May 18, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

Privacy has been one of Apple’s main concerns for quite some time, and every year the company announces new ways to make its devices even more secure. This week, ELLE magazine published an interview with Apple’s chief privacy officer Jane […]

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Facebook is giving some power back to its users — but very slowly

January 29, 2019

Via: The Verge

First of all, I want to wish everyone a very happy and healthy Data Privacy Day. If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate, I suggest making a list of all the steps you’ve taken to protect your privacy, […]

App security, Applications

Facebook Faces Billions In Possible GDPR Fines

October 8, 2018

Via: Pymnts

The impact of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) continues to take shape roughly five months after taking effect, and Facebook could be on the hook for billions of dollars in fines tied to a data breach of about 50 […]

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Google, Facebook among first accused of breaking GDPR

May 25, 2018


Google, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp have been hit with privacy complaints within hours of GDPR taking effect Friday. Privacy-advocacy group said the four companies are forcing people to adopt a “take it or leave it” approach with regard to […]

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WhatsApp is banning teens under 16 in Europe ahead of privacy law changes

April 25, 2018

Via: Mashable

For teenagers in the European Union, WhatsApp is about to change in a big way. The Facebook-owned messaging app is raising its age limit from 13 to 16 in Europe to meet the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) […]