Digital Services Act would bring new restrictions on how targeted advertising can use sensitive personal information and a requirement that the inner workings of recommender algorithms be visible to the public.
Facebook’s new €17 million GDPR fine stems from a failure to demonstrate that adequate security measures were in place to prevent the data breaches in 2018.
The Data Act would make data sharing terms more easily accessible to end users, allowing them direct access to stored data and controls to limit its use and movement.
Meta has issued statements indicating that a stoppage of EU-US data transfers would be "devastating" and could cause it to pull services from the region, even specifically naming Facebook and Instagram as products that could become inaccessible.
A decision has found GDPR violations in the TCF consent management systems widely used by ad networks, ruling that the process is not adequately transparent to data subjects and does not inform them or secure their data properly.
European oil terminals are reporting recent cyber attacks that have disrupted operations, collectively impacting port operations throughout Europe and Africa. Timing of cyber attacks in Europe raises questions about coordinated campaign.
DLA Piper finds that GDPR fines were up 7x in 2021. Data regulators are also receiving more data breach notifications, a trend that has steadily increased each year.
The new iCloud private relay feature is unpopular with mobile operators and some of the industry's biggest names are petitioning European regulators to see it as a threat to national digital sovereignty.
One probe calls TikTok’s #GDPR compliance into question due to data transfers to China. The other is on a theme that has been causing TikTok problems for years now: its collection and handling of the personal data of children.
After 12 years at the head of the Hamburg data protection commission, Johannes Caspar is stepping down. The privacy commissioner returns to academia disillusioned with the GDPR, calling it "broken" and lamenting infighting.