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WhatsApp fined €5.5 million by Irish
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Friday, 20 January 2023 11:34

WhatsApp fined €5.5 million by Irish


GDPR kicks in making Meta's eyes water

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission backed a German complaint against WhatsApp and slapped a €5.5 million fine on the company.

Irish regulators kick Meta with fine
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Thursday, 05 January 2023 10:48

Irish regulators kick Meta with fine


Made a mess of bottom line

Irish regulators kicked Facebook parent Meta in its private assets with hundreds of millions in fines for online privacy violations and banned the company from forcing European users to agree to personalised ads.

Germans ban Office 345 from schools
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Thursday, 01 December 2022 10:24

Germans ban Office 345 from schools


Fears that it breaks GDPR

The German government has banned the use of Microsoft Office 345 over concerns that it might shuffle data to America where it might be used by US spooks.

Employers not allowed to use PCs to spy on employees
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US company claimed that video surveillance was the same as working in the office

A US company that thought it was acceptable to spy on an employee working at home for nine hours of the day found that the European courts disagreed.

Google Analytics breaks GDPR
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Monday, 14 February 2022 12:40

Google Analytics breaks GDPR


All hell about to break lose

The use of Google Analytics has now been found to breach European Union privacy laws in France -- after a similar decision was reached in Austria last month.

Facebook threatens to pull out of EU
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Monday, 07 February 2022 12:55

Facebook threatens to pull out of EU


Unless it is allowed to break privacy law

Social notworking group Facebook is throwing its toys out of the pram and  threatening to pull out of the EU unless it is allowed to break its GDPR laws.

UK wants to abandon GDPR
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Friday, 27 August 2021 11:34

UK wants to abandon GDPR


Never mind the food shortages, let's dismantle something rather good under Brexit

The UK government wants to dismantle European privacy law under its Brexit reforms claiming that it was all about “irritating cookie popups and consent requests”.

Nearly half of UK business had a data breach
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GDPR exposed holes

Almost half (43 percent) of UK organisations have reported a data breach (actual or potential) to the ICO since GDPR came into effect, according to a survey run by Apricorn.

Italians fined the most for GDPR violations
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Tuesday, 25 August 2020 10:14

Italians fined the most for GDPR violations


Italians ignoring laws? tell me it isn't so

New research released today by Finbold reveals that Italians are shelling out the most for fines under the European privacy law.

GDPR blocks extreme monitoring plans for coronavirus
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Government and employers are still not allowed to spy on you

While Europe’s privacy rules do not create obstacles to taking action to curb the coronavirus epidemic the legislator's watchdogs have warned that mass tracking of people’s movements and contacts using smartphone location data is right out.