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What can we learn from the Dixons data breach that blew up after disclosure – TechCrunch

What can we learn from the Dixons data breach that blew up after disclosure – TechCrunch European consumer electronics retailer Dixons Carphone’s apologetic admission yesterday that a 2017 data breach was in fact considerably worse than it first reported suggests disclosures of major breaches could get a bit more messy — at …

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Facebook under fresh political pressure as UK watchdog calls for “ethical pause” of ad ops – TechCrunch

Facebook under fresh political pressure as UK watchdog calls for “ethical pause” of ad ops – TechCrunch The UK’s privacy watchdog revealed yesterday that it intends to fine Facebook the maximum possible (£500k) under the country’s 1998 data protection regime for breaches related to the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal. But …

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EU parliament calls for Privacy Shield to be pulled until US complies – TechCrunch

EU parliament calls for Privacy Shield to be pulled until US complies – TechCrunch The European Parliament has been making its presence felt today. As well as reopening democratic debate around a controversial digital copyright reform proposal by voting against it being fast-tracked towards becoming law, MEPs have adopted a …

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AI spots legal problems with tech T&Cs in GDPR research project – TechCrunch

AI spots legal problems with tech T&Cs in GDPR research project – TechCrunch Technology is the proverbial double-edged sword. And an experimental European research project is ensuring this axiom cuts very close to the industry’s bone indeed by applying machine learning technology to critically sift big tech’s privacy policies — …

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Facebook gives US lawmakers the names of 52 firms it gave deep data access to – TechCrunch

Facebook gives US lawmakers the names of 52 firms it gave deep data access to – TechCrunch 1. Accedo2. Acer3. Airtel4. Alcatel/TCL5. Alibaba**6. Amazon*7. Apple*8. AT&T9. Blackberry10. Dell11. DNP12. Docomo13. Garmin14. Gemalto*15. HP/Palm16. HTC17. Huawei18. INQ19. Kodak20. LG21. MediaTek/ Mstar22. Microsoft23. Miyowa /Hape Esia24. Motorola/Lenovo25. Mozilla**26. Myriad*27. Nexian28. Nokia*29. Nuance30. …

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Audit of NHS Trust’s app project with DeepMind raises more questions than it answers – TechCrunch

Audit of NHS Trust’s app project with DeepMind raises more questions than it answers – TechCrunch A third party audit of a controversial patient data-sharing arrangement between a London NHS Trust and Google DeepMind appears to have skirted over the core issues that generated the controversy in the first place. …

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UK watchdog issues $330k fine for Yahoo’s 2014 data breach – TechCrunch

UK watchdog issues $330k fine for Yahoo’s 2014 data breach – TechCrunch Another fallout from the massive Yahoo data breach that dates back to 2014: The UK’s data watchdog has just issued a £250,000 (~$334k) penalty for violations of the Data Protection Act 1998. Yahoo, which has since been acquired by …

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Pressure mounts on EU-US Privacy Shield after Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal – TechCrunch

Pressure mounts on EU-US Privacy Shield after Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal – TechCrunch Yet more pressure on the precariously placed EU-US Privacy Shield: The European Union parliament’s civil liberties committee has called for the data transfer arrangement to be suspended by September 1 unless the US comes into full compliance. Though …

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Europe’s top court takes a broad view of privacy responsibilities around platforms – TechCrunch

Europe’s top court takes a broad view of privacy responsibilities around platforms – TechCrunch An interesting ruling by Europe’s top court could have some major implications for data mining tech giants like Facebook and Google, along with anyone who administers pages that allow platforms to collect and process their visitors’ …

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