Turns out that it might just be an excuse to spy on everyone
The European Commission’s plan to combat child sexual abuse material online is already raising privacy concerns.
EU watchdog barks
European Union competition chief Margrethe Vestager said that Apple shouldn't use privacy and security concerns to stifle competition on the App Store.
Advertisers up in arms
The French competition bureau has received complaints from publishers and advertising firms alleging that Apple is busting their collective asses.
Council of Europe warns
A report published today by the Council of Europe identifies a number of shortcomings in the protection of privacy and personal data in some of the legal and technical measures adopted by governments to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Discovered it was breaking GDPR
Software King of the World Microsoft is updating the privacy provisions of its commercial cloud contracts after European regulators found its deals with European Union institutions failed to protect data in line with EU law.
Data breach after hacking
British Airways is facing a record fine of £183 million for last year's breach of its security systems. from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).
Easier to read War and Peace
Privacy policies are often too-complicated, novella-length texts that require a lawyer on hand to explain the fine print and most people can't be bothered even glancing at them.
Until Trump gets his wall
US carriers will be given a free pass to do what they like with customer’s data until President Donald Trump gets his wall with Mexico and the government shutdown ends.
Expect much Facebook and Google lobbying
The US is looking at a law which will give it the ability to collect civil penalties if a company misuses consumer data on the internet or allows it to be stolen could be drafted early next year.
GDPR does not apply to football