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Privacy campaigner Schrems slaps Amazon, Apple, Netflix, others with GDPR data access complaints – TechCrunch

Privacy campaigner Schrems slaps Amazon, Apple, Netflix, others with GDPR data access complaints – TechCrunch European privacy campaigner Max Schrems has filed a fresh batch of strategic complaints at tech giants, including Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Spotify and YouTube. The complaints, filed via his non-profit privacy and digital rights organization, noyb, …

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Most Facebook users still in the dark about its creepy ad practices, Pew finds – TechCrunch

Most Facebook users still in the dark about its creepy ad practices, Pew finds – TechCrunch A study by the Pew Research Center suggests most Facebook users are still in the dark about how the company tracks and profiles them for ad-targeting purposes. Pew found three-quarters (74%) of Facebook users …

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This early GDPR adtech strike puts the spotlight on consent – TechCrunch

This early GDPR adtech strike puts the spotlight on consent – TechCrunch What does consent as a valid legal basis for processing personal data look like under Europe’s updated privacy rules? It may sound like an abstract concern but for online services that rely on things being done with user …

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‘Google You Owe Us’ claimants aren’t giving up on UK Safari workaround suit – TechCrunch

‘Google You Owe Us’ claimants aren’t giving up on UK Safari workaround suit – TechCrunch Lawyers behind a UK class-action style compensation litigation against Google for privacy violations have filed an appeal against a recent High Court ruling blocking the proceeding. In October Mr Justice Warby ruled the case could not proceed …

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UK parliament seizes cache of internal Facebook documents to further privacy probe – TechCrunch

UK parliament seizes cache of internal Facebook documents to further privacy probe – TechCrunch Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may yet regret underestimating a UK parliamentary committee that’s been investigating the democracy-denting impact of online disinformation for the best part of this year — and whose repeat requests for facetime he’s …

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Facebook appeals UK data watchdog’s £500k Cambridge Analytica fine – TechCrunch

Facebook appeals UK data watchdog’s £500k Cambridge Analytica fine – TechCrunch Facebook has said it will appeal against a £500,000 penalty issued by the UK’s data watchdog in October following a lengthy investigation into the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal. The ICO announced in July that it intended to fine …

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How a small French privacy ruling could remake adtech for good – TechCrunch

How a small French privacy ruling could remake adtech for good – TechCrunch A ruling in late October against a little known French adtech firm that popped up on the national data watchdog’s website earlier this month, is causing ripples of excitement to run through privacy watchers in Europe who …

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Now eight parliaments are demanding Zuckerberg answers for Facebook scandals – TechCrunch

Now eight parliaments are demanding Zuckerberg answers for Facebook scandals – TechCrunch Facebook’s founder is facing pressure to accept an invite from eight international parliaments, with lawmakers wanting to question him about negative impacts his social network is having on democratic processes globally. Last week Facebook declined a invitation from …

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UK watchdog has eyes on Google-DeepMind’s health app hand-off – TechCrunch

UK watchdog has eyes on Google-DeepMind’s health app hand-off – TechCrunch The shock news yesterday that Google is taking over a health app rolled out to UK hospitals over the past few years by its AI division, DeepMind, has caught the eye of the country’s data protection watchdog — which …

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Google gobbling DeepMind’s health app might be the trust shock we need – TechCrunch

Google gobbling DeepMind’s health app might be the trust shock we need – TechCrunch DeepMind’s health app being gobbled by parent Google is both unsurprising and deeply shocking. First thoughts should not be allowed to gloss over what is really a gut punch. It’s unsurprising because the AI galaxy brains at …

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