General Data Protection Regulation

  • Facebook fined €1.2M for privacy violations in Spain

    Facebook fined €1.2M for privacy violations in Spain

    Another privacy-related fine for Facebook in Europe: The Spanish data protection regulator has issued a €1.2M (~$1.4M) fine against the social media behemoth for a series of violations regarding its data-harvesting activities. Read More

  • UK to criminalize re-identifying anonymized personal data

    UK to criminalize re-identifying anonymized personal data

    A major update to the UK’s data protection rules will place new requirements and responsibilities on companies that process users’ personal data, including by making it easier for consumers to withdraw consent their data to be processed; view what data is held on them for free; ask for their data to be deleted; and move their data between service providers. Read More

  • On data protection Brexit means mirroring EU rules, confirms UK minister

    On data protection Brexit means mirroring EU rules, confirms UK minister

    What does Brexit mean for UK data protection rules? Likely mirroring the major part of EU data protection law, according to UK digital minister Matt Hancock, who was giving evidence to a House of Lords Home Affairs sub-committee earlier today on the implications of Brexit for domestic DP law. Read More

  • IoT redux… this time, it’s personal Crunch Network

    IoT redux… this time, it’s personal

    As we advance toward 2017, a quick analysis of our connected landscape indicates that the IoT is taking a short break from destroying the internet and is now letting Mark Zuckerberg take a shot at it. All joking aside, the process of rapidly restructuring our world via technology — and functioning in the flux — has become our new normal. More of the same is on tap in 2017. Read More

  • Data minimization — the new design rules for startups Crunch Network

    Data minimization — the new design rules for startups

    Wait, what? Yes, you read correctly. “Data” and “minimization,” two words that have rarely been used in the same sentence, now represent one of the critical product design rules we must apply if we’re to build products that deliver value, meaning and engagement to the human beings we aim to serve. A little confused? Not to worry — let’s start with why. Read More

  • Uh-oh! Crowdfunded social robot Jibo won’t now ship outside North America

    Uh-oh! Crowdfunded social robot Jibo won’t now ship outside North America

    Jibo, a cutesy social robot pitched to crowdfunders in mid 2014 as ‘the world’s first social robot’ but since delayed and yet to arrive in the market some nine months after its original due date, is now only going to ship to backers in the U.S. and Canada. Read More

  • Why privacy is the killer app  Crunch Network

    Why privacy is the killer app 

    Our world looks very different from when Steve Jobs held aloft the first iPhone in 2007. Marketers didn’t use technology beyond their website analytics, email marketing and display ads. It’s clear that the era of data-driven marketing is just getting started — and privacy is rapidly becoming the defining issue of the digital era. Read More