Authorities may need to consider stricter approach to the use of facial recognition technologies as first GDPR fine was issued to a Swedish school.
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.
Big Tech companies are feeling more pressure in Europe with the proposal of two new antitrust policies. Together the "Digital Markets Act" and "Digital Services Act" would limit use of personal and business data.
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.
The annual ENISA threat landscape report is one of the most helpful tools for keeping a finger on the pulse of current trends in cyber threats. This year's report highlights the dramatic rise in denial of service and cryptojacking attacks.
Irish DPC has handed down a €390 million fine to Meta over its targeted advertising practices on Facebook and Instagram. The fine stems from a long legal battle over Meta's claim that users enter into an implicit contract agreeing to receive personalized ads when they accept the terms of service.
Major concerns have been voiced about conflict of interest given that the proposed digital commissioner, Thierry Breton, was the former CEO of Atos and his portfolio will significantly overlap Atos' commercial interests.
SOMI contends that Palantir could be participating in both knowing and unknowing privacy violations based on its involvement with "predictive policing" technologies.