Authorities may need to consider stricter approach to the use of facial recognition technologies as first GDPR fine was issued to a Swedish school.
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.
Recent disclosure reveals the EU parliament suffered a major data breach exposing sensitive data of over 1,200 elected members of the European Parliament alongside 15,000 other accounts of EU affairs professionals.
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.
Second annual review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield went better than the first, but the European Commission is still waiting on the U.S. government to nominate a permanent Ombudsperson to handle potential complaints and requests from EU citizens.
Facebook Libra cryptocurrency is facing strong pushback in Europe with concerns raised over the systemic risks to the global financial system and potential data privacy issues.
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.
Google recently won the court case over not applying ‘right to be forgotten’ rules globally. It defended the policy as a way to balance the right to personal privacy and the right to freedom of information.
European Commission announced an interoperability solution for decentralized coronavirus infection track and trace apps that relies on a gateway service to share information between EU countries.