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Seized cache of Facebook docs raise competition and consent questions – TechCrunch

Seized cache of Facebook docs raise competition and consent questions – TechCrunch A UK parliamentary committee has published the cache of Facebook documents it dramatically seized last week. The documents were obtained by a legal discovery process by a startup that’s suing the social network in a California court in a …

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Zuckerberg rejects facetime call for answers from five parliaments – TechCrunch

Zuckerberg rejects facetime call for answers from five parliaments – TechCrunch Facebook has declined once again to send its CEO to the UK parliament — this time turning down an invitation to face questions from a grand committee comprised of representatives from five international parliaments. MPs from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Ireland …

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Facebook must change and policymakers must act on data, warns UK watchdog – TechCrunch

Facebook must change and policymakers must act on data, warns UK watchdog – TechCrunch The UK’s data watchdog has warned that Facebook must overhaul its privacy-hostile business model or risk burning user trust for good. Comments she made today have also raised questions over the legality of so-called lookalike audiences …

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Big tech must not reframe digital ethics in its image – TechCrunch

Big tech must not reframe digital ethics in its image – TechCrunch Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s visage loomed large over the European parliament this week, both literally and figuratively, as global privacy regulators gathered in Brussels to interrogate the human impacts of technologies that derive their power and persuasiveness from our …

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Audit Facebook and overhaul competition law, say MEPs responding to breach scandals – TechCrunch

Audit Facebook and overhaul competition law, say MEPs responding to breach scandals – TechCrunch After holding a series of hearings in the wake of the Facebook -Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal this summer, and attending a meeting with Mark Zuckerberg himself in May, the European Union parliament’s civil liberties committee …

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An overview of Europe’s other big privacy rule change – TechCrunch

An overview of Europe’s other big privacy rule change – TechCrunch Gather round. The EU has a plan for a big update to privacy laws that could have a major impact on current Internet business models. Um, I thought Europe just got some new privacy rules? They did. You’re thinking …

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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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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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Zuckerberg didn’t make any friends in Europe today – TechCrunch

Zuckerberg didn’t make any friends in Europe today – TechCrunch Speaking in front of EU lawmakers today Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg namechecked the GDPR’s core principles of “control, transparency and accountability” — claiming his company will deliver come Friday, when a new European Union data protection framework, GDPR, starts being …

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EU parliament pushes for Zuckerberg hearing to be live streamed – TechCrunch

EU parliament pushes for Zuckerberg hearing to be live streamed – TechCrunch There’s confusion about whether a meeting between Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and the European Union’s parliament — which is due to take place next Tuesday — will go ahead as planned or not. The meeting was confirmed by the EU …

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