GDPR

Microsoft 365 faces darkening GDPR compliance clouds after German report

Legal trouble may be brewing for Microsoft in the European Union, where an assessment by a working group of German data protection regulators that’s spent around two years looking into a swathe

Meta hit with ~$275M GDPR penalty for Facebook data-scraping breach

Facebook’s parent, Meta, has been hit with another hefty penalty for breaching European data protection law. The €265 million (~$275 million) fine was announced today by the Irish Data Protect

Meta’s surveillance biz model targeted in UK ‘right to object’ GDPR lawsuit

Meta’s surveillance-based business model is facing an interesting legal challenge in the U.K. from an individual who’s suing over its continued processing of her data for ad targeting &#82

After key privacy and security departures last week, Twitter names ‘acting DPO’

Following a flurry of resignations of senior Twitter privacy and security staffers late last week, the social media firm has informed its lead data protection regulator in the European Union that it h

Is Elon Musk’s Twitter about to fall out of the GDPR’s one-stop shop?

Helmed by erratic new owner Elon Musk, Twitter is no longer fulfilling key obligations required for it to claim Ireland as its so-called main establishment under the European Union’s General Dat

Twitter’s lead EU watchdog for data protection has fresh questions for Musk

In parallel with the FTC’s ominous warning to Elon Musk’s Twitter yesterday — that ‘no CEO or company is above the law‘ — the microblogging platform’s lead re

Ireland-led GDPR probe of Yahoo’s cookie banners moves to draft decision review

A multi-year investigation into TechCrunch’s parent entity Yahoo — looking at compliance with key transparency requirements of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation

TikTok privacy update in Europe confirms China staff access to data as GDPR probe continues

An incoming privacy policy change announced by TikTok yesterday for users in Europe — which, for the first time, names China as one of several third countries where user data can be remotely acc

France fines Clearview AI maximum possible for GDPR breaches

Clearview AI, the controversial facial recognition firm that scrapes selfies and other personal data off the Internet without consent to feed an AI-powered identity-matching service it sells to law en

UK pauses data reform bill to rethink how to replace GDPR

The U.K. government has confirmed another pause to draft digital legislation under new prime minister Liz Truss’ reshuffled cabinet — saying the data reform bill it had introduced in rece

DataGuard locks down $61M for data protection as a service

Companies are facing hundreds of millions of dollars in fines these days for failing to comply with data protection and data privacy rules, and that’s driving wave of organizations, and their u

Adtech’s compliance theatre is headed to Europe’s top court

For those watching the slow motion unpicking of surveillance advertising in the European Union here’s a fresh development on the long and winding road to a long-overdue legal reckoning: Multiple

Instagram fined €405M in EU over children’s privacy

A fat fine — of €405 million — is headed Instagram’s way after European Union privacy regulators came to a decision on a long-running complaint related to how the social media plat

Instagram faces big EU privacy decision on kids’ data within weeks

A final decision on a complaint against Instagram’s handling of children’s data in the European Union is set to land within weeks, TechCrunch has learned, following the completion of a pro

Facebook avoids a service shutdown in Europe for now

Facebook has avoided the risk of being forced to shut down its service in Europe this summer as a result of the latest twist in a long-running data protection complaint saga that relates to a clash be

Hold-outs targeted in fresh batch of noyb GDPR cookie consent complaints

Just over a year after launching a major project targeting thousands of sites blatantly flouting cookie tracking rules in Europe, regional privacy campaign group noyb has fired off another batch of co

Adtech giant Criteo faces $65M fine in France for GDPR consent breaches

In the latest blow to the creepy ‘tracking-ads’ complex, French adtech giant Criteo has been found in breach of European Union data protection regulation and hit with a €60 million sanct

Selfie scraping Clearview AI hit with another €20M ban order in Europe

Clearview AI has been hit with another sanction for breaching European privacy rules. The Athens-based Hellenic data protection authority has fined the controversial facial recognition firm €20 mill

Italy warns TikTok over privacy policy switch

TikTok’s attempt to switch legal basis for targeting advertising at users in Europe looks to be in trouble after Italy’s data protection watchdog stepped in and issued a warning of legal inadequac

Google’s ‘deceptive’ account sign-up process targeted with GDPR complaints

Consumer rights groups in Europe have filed a new series of privacy complaints against Google — accusing the advertising giant of deceptive design around the account creation process that they say s
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