The privacy lawsuit dates all the way back to 2018, when Google internally discovered that the Google+ API was being abused. The privacy lawsuit has now been settled for $350 million, after a lengthy appeals process played out.
Amazon was penalized for excessive employee monitoring, insufficient data minimization, and failing to meet transparency and security requirements. Much of the GDPR fine centers on the hand scanners that are issued to warehouse employees.
The EU’s recent negotiated agreement over the A.I. Act is one of the world’s first comprehensive attempts to govern the use of AI. Enforcement won’t kick in until 2025, but IT leaders are already trying to stay ahead lest they risk falling behind.
noyb's GDPR complaint asserts Meta’s privacy fee makes it impossible for existing service users to withdraw consent without paying. That in turn flies in the face of a GDPR stipulation (found in Article 7).
A recent change to its EU terms of service and an email sent out to some ChatGPT users indicates that OpenAI is now formally under the watch of the Irish DPC in terms of its responsibility to EU data privacy regulations.
The Google privacy lawsuit was first filed in 2020, and had been scheduled to go before the District Court on February 5. It is now on pause as the lawyers prepare a binding term sheet. Claimants are seeking a total of at least $5 billion.
The FTC’s new COPPA amendments would bolster children's privacy by further restricting how companies can collect, use and monetize the data of underage users, shifting a greater deal of responsibility for privacy online to service providers.
Companies need to be more careful than ever when handling sensitive data. U.S. state privacy laws are multiplying, and both regulatory action and class action lawsuits have put companies collecting or sharing sensitive data without consent in the spotlight.
noyb notes that the ultimate outcome of this GDPR complaint could set a precedent that makes online privacy very expensive. If Meta's ad-free model is ultimately legitimized, it is likely that all other apps supported by targeted advertising will adopt the same scheme.
Data privacy is an issue that draws attention from every corner of American society. There are consumers on the one hand, who are fiercely protective of their digital rights, and the big tech and advertising giants on the other, wielding their massive influence at the expense of ordinary citizens.