Category: General Data Protection Regulation

2019 was a hot mess for cybersecurity, but 2020 shows promise 0

2019 was a hot mess for cybersecurity, but 2020 shows promise

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Adtech told to keep calm and fix its ‘lawfulness’ problem 0

Adtech told to keep calm and fix its ‘lawfulness’ problem

Six months after warning that the real-time bidding (RTB) component of programmatic online advertising is wildly out of control — i.e. in a breaking the law sense — the UK’s data protection watchdog has...

France slaps Google with $166M antitrust fine for opaque and inconsistent ad rules 0

France slaps Google with $166M antitrust fine for opaque and inconsistent ad rules

France’s competition watchdog has slapped Google with a €150 million (~$166M) fine after finding the tech giant abused its dominant position in the online search advertising market. In a decision announced today — following...

In a post-cookie world, RTB is key to effective digital marketing 0

In a post-cookie world, RTB is key to effective digital marketing

Since GDPR became enforceable, the number of third-party cookies has declined Jason Boshoff Contributor Jason Boshoff is Chief Operating Officer at Bidtellect, a paid content distribution and analytics company. We’re in a privacy panic....

European parliament’s NationBuilder contract under investigation by data regulator 0

European parliament’s NationBuilder contract under investigation by data regulator

Europe’s lead data regulator has issued its first ever sanction of an EU institution — taking enforcement action against the European parliament over its use of US-based digital campaign company, NationBuilder, to process citizens’...

Twitter to add a way to ‘memorialize’ accounts for deceased users before removing inactive ones 0

Twitter to add a way to ‘memorialize’ accounts for deceased users before removing inactive ones

Twitter has changed its tune regarding inactive accounts after receiving a lot of user feedback: It will now be developing a way to “memorialize” user accounts for those who have passed away, before proceeding...

A 10-point plan to reboot the data industrial complex for the common good 0

A 10-point plan to reboot the data industrial complex for the common good

A posthumous manifesto by Giovanni Buttarelli, who until his death this summer was Europe’s chief data protection regulator, seeks to join the dots of surveillance capitalism’s rapacious colonization of human spaces, via increasingly pervasive...

Microsoft announces changes to cloud contract terms following EU privacy probe 0

Microsoft announces changes to cloud contract terms following EU privacy probe

Chalk up another win for European data protection: Microsoft has announced changes to commercial cloud contracts following privacy concerns raised by European Union data protection authorities. The changes to contactual terms will apply globally...