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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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UK watchdog orders Cambridge Analytica to give up data in US voter test case – TechCrunch

UK watchdog orders Cambridge Analytica to give up data in US voter test case – TechCrunch Another big development in the personal data misuse saga attached to the controversial Trump campaign-linked UK-based political consultancy, Cambridge Analytica — which could lead to fresh light being shed on how the company and its …

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Data experts on Facebook’s GDPR changes: Expect lawsuits – TechCrunch

Data experts on Facebook’s GDPR changes: Expect lawsuits – TechCrunch Make no mistake: Fresh battle lines are being drawn in the clash between data-mining tech giants and Internet users over people’s right to control their personal information and protect their privacy. An update to European Union data protection rules next month …

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Zuckerberg won’t give a straight answer on data downloads – TechCrunch

What does Facebook know about you? Clearly a whole lot more than it’s comfortable letting on. Today, during testimony in front of the House Energy & Commerce committee, CEO Mark Zuckerberg was pressed by congressman Jerry McNerney on whether Facebook lets users download all their information — and he ended …

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Facebook urged to make GDPR its “baseline standard” globally – TechCrunch

Facebook is facing calls from consumer groups to make the European Union’s incoming GDPR data protection framework the “baseline standard for all Facebook services”. The update to the bloc’s data protection framework is intended to strengthen consumers’ control over how their personal data is used by bolstering transparency and consent …

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