EU court recently ruled for website operators to seek user consent before transferring personal data via the Facebook ‘like’ button. This could have an impact to operators’ commercial gains and user experience when using the websites.
GDPR, PIPEDA and DETOUR are just the beginning with new regulations being considered all around the world. Consumer consent must become less complex to build trust relationships even as digital commerce becomes more difficult.
With Quantcast tracking nearly 100 million websites, it’s no surprise that Adtech giants are facing GDPR regulatory scrutiny on breach of privacy based on the way they process and aggregate personal data about users.
U.S. push for COPPA update and UK publication of 16-point draft code of practice for children’s privacy show a move towards stronger data protection laws against tracking and monitoring of children.
Facebook terms of service, once obfuscated by complicated, legalistic language, is going to state clearly how they provide services free of charge to consumers in return for agreement to share their personal data with third parties and used for targeted advertising.
New DETOUR Act may pass in U.S. to fight against “dark patterns” which makes it illegal for tech companies to design, modify or manipulate user interface to obtain consent or user data.
According to new research, brand-new Android smartphones comes with pre-installed apps which are used for data harvesting, tracking and monitoring, all without the knowledge of the user.
Many of the most popular iPhone apps are, without user privacy consent, using “session replay” technology that makes it possible to record their every touch, tap or swipe.