GDPR

Australia should “craft” its own version of Europe’s tough data protection laws, in any update to privacy settings, NSW Minister for Customer Service, Victor Dominello told stakeholders today in Sydney. Following his address to the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Summit for Data Sharing, Dominello was asked if it was likely that

Two years to the day since its enforcement, GDPR is beginning to have a real impact, but how seriously individual organisations are taking the regulation is still tied to their resources, according to privacy advocates. Locally, SailPoint, an identity management company, reports GDPR has contributed to Australian organisations being more

Monday marks two years since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation, Europe’s wide ranging data processing regulations. Billed as a strong deterrent with penalties potentially in the billions, GDPR was widely expected to help citizens wrestle back their data from the companies which have for years harvested, traded

Google

European privacy advocates filed a formal GDPR complaint overnight about Google’s use of advertising trackers, alleging the tech giant is tracking phone users without proper consent through its unique advertising IDs. Google mandates that any developer uploading an app to the Google Play Store includes its Advertising ID capability. According

Retargeting giant Criteo is being investigated by the French data protection authority following a complaint by an international privacy group about the collection and exploitation of consumers’ data by adtechs. Which-50 has confirmed the investigation with both the French authority and Criteo in what could be a landmark case for

If, like me, you worked in privacy about ten years ago, you’ve probably felt like that ghost rider on the freeway. Listening to the radio, knowing for sure you were doing things right, you hear an emergency broadcast announce that there’s one ghost rider around where you are driving. Seeing

Facebook has suffered a blow against its data collection practices in Europe, with a German court ruling some of the social media giant’s user terms violate consumer data protection law. Download: Which-50’s Simple Fast Easy magazine – Six great digital experience case studies Facebook says it has addressed the practices in

Euro coins

European regulators have issued €114 million (US$126 million) in fines under GDPR since the new privacy rules came into force, according to a new report.  The report from law firm DLA Piper notes the value of fines remains low but is likely to increase as the scheme matures and regulators

The European Commission is considering a temporary ban on facial recognition technology over fears of its impact on citizens’ privacy, according to leaked documents. But, over the longer term, the EU would prefer to apply the strict provisions of its General Data Protection Regulation to the technology rather than ban

cloud network

Adtech companies are facing new legal challenges in Norway, following the release of a report which accuses the online advertising industry of “systematically breaking the law”.  According to a study from the Norweigan Consumer Council, the ad industry’s “illegal collection and indiscriminate use of personal data” continues, 20 months after