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GDPR enforcement must level up to catch big tech, report warns

GDPR enforcement must level up to catch big tech, report warns A new report by European consumer protection umbrella group Beuc, reflecting on the barriers to effective cross-border enforcement of the EU’s flagship data protection framework, makes awkward reading for the regional lawmakers and regulators as they seek to shape the next […]

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Europe sets out the rules of the road for its data reuse plan

Europe sets out the rules of the road for its data reuse plan European Union lawmakers have laid out a major legislative proposal today to encourage the reuse of industrial data across the Single Market by creating a standardized framework of trusted tools and techniques to ensure what they describe as “secure […]

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Data audit of UK political parties finds laundry list of failings

Data audit of UK political parties finds laundry list of failings In a finding that should surprise no one, an audit of how UK political parties are handling voter information has surfaced a damning lack of compliance with data protection rules across the political spectrum — with parties failing to come clean […]

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UK’s ICO faces legal action after closing adtech complaint with nothing to show for it

UK’s ICO faces legal action after closing adtech complaint with nothing to show for it The UK’s data watchdog is facing a legal challenge after it took the decision to quietly close a complaint against the adtech industry’s high velocity background trading of personal data. The legal challenge was reported earlier by […]

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IAB Europe’s ad tracking consent framework found to fail GDPR standard

IAB Europe’s ad tracking consent framework found to fail GDPR standard A flagship framework for gathering Internet users’ consent for targeting with behavioral ads — which is designed by ad industry body, the IAB Europe — fails to meet the required legal standards of data protection, according to findings by its EU […]

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Privacy data management innovations reduce risk, create new revenue channels

Privacy data management innovations reduce risk, create new revenue channels Mark Settle Contributor Mark Settle is a seven-time CIO, three-time CIO 100 award winner and two-time book author. His most recent book is “Truth from the Valley: A Practical Primer on IT Management for the Next Decade.” Tomer Y. Avni Contributor Tomer […]

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Big tech has 2 elephants in the room: Privacy and competition

Big tech has 2 elephants in the room: Privacy and competition The question of how policymakers should respond to the power of big tech didn’t get a great deal of airtime at TechCrunch Disrupt last week, despite a number of investigations now underway in the United States (hi, Google). It’s also clear […]

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Ireland’s data watchdog slammed for letting adtech carry on ‘biggest breach of all time’

Ireland’s data watchdog slammed for letting adtech carry on ‘biggest breach of all time’ A dossier of evidence detailing how the online ad targeting industry profiles Internet users’ intimate characteristics without their knowledge or consent has been published today by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), piling more pressure on the […]

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YouTube hit with UK class action style suit seeking $3BN+ for ‘unlawful’ use of kids’ data

YouTube hit with UK class action style suit seeking BN+ for ‘unlawful’ use of kids’ data Another class action style lawsuit has been lodged against a tech giant in the UK alleging violations of privacy and seeking major damages. The latest representative action, filed against Google-owned YouTube, accuses the platform of routinely […]

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UK wants pandemic levels of data sharing to be the new normal

UK wants pandemic levels of data sharing to be the new normal The UK government has published a national data strategy today, setting out a plan to promote the use and prioritize the reuse of data as a lever for economic growth and digital innovation. It has also opened up a 12-week […]

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