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Facebook faces ‘mass action’ lawsuit in Europe over 2019 breach – TechCrunch

Facebook is to be sued in Europe over the major leak of user data that dates back to 2019 but which only came to light recently after information on 533M+ accounts was found posted for free download

WhatsApp-Facebook data-sharing transparency under review by EU DPAs after Ireland sends draft decision – TechCrunch

A long-running investigation in the European Union focused on the transparency of data-sharing between Facebook and WhatsApp has taken the first major step towards a resolution.The DPC’s draft Whats

Twitter fined ~$550k over a data breach in Ireland’s first major GDPR decision – TechCrunch

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) has issued Twitter with a fine of €450,000 (~$547k) for failing to promptly declare and properly document a data breach under Europe’s General Data Pro

Near acquires Teemo to expand its data business into Europe – TechCrunch

Two companies in the data business are teaming up, with Near announcing that it has acquired French startup Teemo.Near founder and CEO Anil Mathews told me that his company processes data around the o

TikTok is being investigated by France’s data watchdog – TechCrunch

More worries for TikTok: A European data watchdog that’s landed the biggest blow on a tech giant to date — slapping Google with a M fine last year (upheld in June) — now has an open investigatio

The US’s draft law on contact tracing apps is a step behind Apple and Google

Kahn and a group of colleagues recently published a book of proposals and commentaries on the ethics of digital contact tracing services.“This needs to be driven by public health, which may or may n

Brave accuses European governments of GDPR resourcing failure – TechCrunch.-

Brave, a maker of a pro-privacy browser, has lodged complaints with the European Commission against 27 EU Member States for under resourcing their national data protection watchdogs.It’s asking the

Brave Browser Wants the UK to Use GDPR to Crack Down on Google

The team behind Brave Browser thinks that Google has an unfair competitive advantage due to its massive trove of user data.In a submission filed with the United Kingdom’s consumer protection agency,

Lack of big tech GDPR decisions looms large in EU watchdog’s annual report – TechCrunch

The lead European Union privacy regulator for most of big tech has put out its annual report which shows another major bump in complaints filed under the bloc’s updated data protection framework, un

Privacy Laws Are Only as Effective as the Companies Implementing Them

Privacy is a hot topic for legislators all over the world.Democractic presidential candidates have privacy laws and regulations in their campaign platforms. Elizabeth Warren has introduced legislation