Big Tech may be facing a special “data tax” in the state of New York which would apply to any company collecting and selling personal data, with the proceeds earmarked for digital literacy.
Facebook has now exhausted its options for legal challenges as the Irish DPC has ended its stay on the EU-US data transfer ban. The company may be ordered to stop transfers as early as this summer.
A UK privacy lawsuit that could involve millions of minors alleges that TikTok violated child privacy laws in its collection of personal information and in transferring it to third parties.
China’s data protection rules are now being strengthened in a way that seems to be aimed specifically at limiting the power of tech giants.
The first signs of legal action against Facebook over the recent data leak have appeared, as an EU digital privacy group has announced plans to take the social media giant to court in Ireland.
If the goal of the law is to provide rules that are straightforward and consistent with the expectations around the world, other states and Congress would be well advised to follow the example of Virginia.
Privacy professionals are facing a confluence of emerging and shifting data privacy risks and challenges in adjusting to remote work, addressing data protection risks resulting from the pandemic and operationalising new laws.
The US Senate is now evaluating ad exchanges as a potential threat to national security. The concern stems from digital ad auctions conducted in foreign countries.
The large amount of the Booking.com fine is a point of contention as it stretches to the limit of what the GDPR allows for a data breach notification incident that involved relatively little sensitive personal information.