Leaked document saw a Facebook engineer lament the international privacy regulations that the company is now subject to, describing them as a "tsunami." Facebook now faces some sort of user data compliance requirements in over 100 countries.
The secret "Jedi Blue" deal that is facing antitrust probes involves Facebook refraining from engaging in "header bidding," a practice that tends to take money out of Google's coffers.
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.
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.
If the court approves the settlement, this long-running privacy lawsuit will finally be put to bed with $90 million (after the usual legal expenses) being parceled out to eligible users and Facebook forced to "sequester and delete" personal data.
Facebook is anticipating a loss of $10 billion to the Apple privacy changes in 2022, while Snapchat is in the midst of an overperforming Q1 that has seen the company's shares rally to increase 50% in value.
Tech giants are facing hefty fines after France's CNIL ruled that their cookie consent processes were too confusing and difficult. Central to the case was the use of "dark patterns" by each site.
Meta is taking aim at private surveillance companies that it says act as "cyber mercenaries" for hire. The Facebook parent company has banned seven of these companies from the platform, citing the targeting of users in over 100 countries.
noyb has leaked documents that show Facebook approached the EDPB with their concept of “user contracts” that sidestep GDPR rules for user consent after numerous receptive meetings with the Irish DPC.
Facebook is expanding mandatory two-factor authentication for users flagged as having high-risk accounts and will eventually be locked out of the platform until they enable it.