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French lawsuit accuses Google of violating EU privacy rules  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
A leading French consumer group has filed a class-action lawsuit accusing Google of violating the EU's landmark 2018 privacy rules more
Google accused of inappropriate access to medical data in potential class-action lawsuit  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Google is being sued in a potential class-action lawsuit which accuses the tech giant of inappropriately accessing sensitive medical records belonging to hundreds of... more
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AT&T was sued by the Electronic Frontier Foundation today for selling customer location data to third parties, after... more
Google Assistant Data Breach Faces Review by Irish Privacy Watchdog  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Google faces a possible investigation by Irish data privacy regulators related to reports that contractors had been able to listen to audio of users of its digital assistant... more
Google launches auto-delete controls for Location History on iOS and Android  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
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Privacy watchdogs launch investigation over Desjardins privacy breach  CBC · 1 week
A pair of privacy watchdogs have launched an investigation after a data breach at Desjardins Group that affected nearly three... more
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The Federal Trade Commission has finalised a settlement with Google in its investigation into YouTube for violating federal kids' data... more
Facebook to give data of hate speech suspects to French courts  Sky News · 4 weeks
In a world first, Facebook will hand over identification data of French users that are suspected of hate speech to judges in French courts. more
Apple now under third privacy investigation in Ireland; other tech giants too  9to5Mac · 2 weeks
Apple is now under a third privacy investigation in Ireland, this time looking at whether the company fully meets GDPR requirements in regard to... more
OneTrust raises $200M at a $1.3B valuation to help organizations navigate online privacy rules  TechCrunch · 1 week
GDPR, and the newer California Consumer Privacy Act, have given a legal bite to ongoing developments in online privacy and... more
UK watchdog plans to fine Marriott £99m  BBC · 2 weeks
The UK's data privacy regulator has said it plans to fine the US hotel group for a data breach. more
Web3 platform 3Box raises seed to bring back control of user data  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Few debates in technology have been as intense over the past few years as the debate over privacy. As companies like Facebook and Google... more
Google still uses humans to review Assistant queries, raises privacy concerns  9to5Google · 1 week
A report from a Belgian network, VRT, has uncovered how Google is using human subcontractors... more
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Google is investigating the source of voice data leak, plans to update its privacy policies  TechCrunch · 1 week
Google has responded to a report this week from Belgian public broadcaster VRT NWS, which revealed that contractors... more
Google brings together BigQuery and Kaggle in new integration  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Google bought Kaggle in 2017 to provide a data science community for its big data processing tools on Google Cloud. Today, the company announced a new direct integration between Kaggle... more
Facebook reportedly hasn’t contacted the regulator it says will oversee Libra’s privacy and data security  TechCrunch · 4 days
A Swiss regulatory agency that Facebook executive David Marcus said in Congressional testimony would be responsible for overseeing... more
Apple debuts two new privacy-focused billboards, including one near a Google building  9to5Mac · 2 weeks
Ahead of CES back in January, Apple debuted new billboard advertisements highlighting its focus on user privacy. Apple is now continuing that campaign with... more
Google Now Rolling Out Auto-Delete Controls for Location History  MacRumors · 3 weeks
Google in May announced a new privacy-focused auto-delete option for automatically removing Location History and Web & App... more
Google breaks ground on $600 million data center in Nevada  9to5Google · 3 weeks
Google this year announced that it is spending $13 billion on new or expanded offices and... more
Irish Regulator Opens Third Privacy Probe Into Apple  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), has opened a third privacy investigation into Apple over the last few weeks. more
Facebook, Privacy Activist Schrems Face Off in July 9 Court Hearing  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Facebook will face Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems next week at Europe's top court in a landmark case that could affect how hundreds of thousands of... more
7 security tips to keep people and apps from stealing your data - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Data privacy experts weigh in on how to protect your personal information when on your phone. more
French Lawmakers Approve 3 Percent Tax on Online Giants  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
France's lower house of parliament approved Thursday a small, pioneering tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon, and Facebook - and the French government hopes other countries will follow suit. more
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