GDPR

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

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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

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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

CMOs need to reassess their data collection practices and keep an eye on regulators’ growing appetite for enforcing strict new privacy rules, according to new global research from Accenture Interactive Accenture Interactive’s 2019 Consumer Pulse Survey: See People, Not Patterns, surveyed over 8,000 consumers globally and found nearly 30 per

If you’ve been following the details of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), you probably know that the California State Legislature amended the definition of “personal data” to add the word “reasonably” in front of the word “capable” in the phrase “information that identifies, relates to, describes, [and] is capable

The industry group representing technology companies including Google and Facebook has pushed back on the ACCC’s recommendation that the government should strengthen the protections in the Privacy Act. Responding to the ACCC Digital Platform Inquiry report, which made 23 recommendations, the Digital Industry Group (DIGI) has argued Australia cannot afford

A group of CEOs from some of America’s largest companies have asked lawmakers to pass a nationwide consumer data privacy law as soon as possible. An open letter, signed by 51 CEOs from the Business Roundtable, is calling for Congress to agree on a “well-understood legal and regulatory framework” that

Robots look creepy if they look too much like a real person. That “creepiness” is referred to as the “uncanny valley” in the field of robotics.It describes how people perceive humanoid robots with extreme cognitive dissonance when the robot looks too much like a person. In short, the more a