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Brazil’s Central Bank Plans Blockchain Data Exchange for Regulators

Brazil’s Central Bank Plans Blockchain Data Exchange for Regulators Brazil could soon have a new blockchain platform to ensure the authenticity of information exchanged between financial authorities. Brazil’s central bank, Banco Central do Brasil (BCB), announced Tuesday that it has built the platform in order to allow secure data sharing between …

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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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Instapaper on pause in Europe to fix GDPR compliance “issue” – TechCrunch

Instapaper on pause in Europe to fix GDPR compliance “issue” – TechCrunch Remember Instapaper? The Pinterest-owned, read-it-later bookmarking service is taking a break in Europe — apparently while it works on achieving compliance with the region’s updated privacy framework, GDPR, which will start being applied from tomorrow. Instapaper’s notification does …

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Facebook faces fresh criticism over ad targeting of sensitive interests – TechCrunch

Facebook faces fresh criticism over ad targeting of sensitive interests – TechCrunch Is Facebook trampling over laws that regulate the processing of sensitive categories of personal data by failing to ask people for their explicit consent before it makes sensitive inferences about their sex life, religion or political beliefs? Or …

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Unroll.me to close to EU users saying it can’t comply with GDPR – TechCrunch

Unroll.me to close to EU users saying it can’t comply with GDPR – TechCrunch Put on your best unsurprised face: Unroll.me, a company that has, for years, used the premise of ‘free’ but not very useful ’email management’ services to gain access to people’s email inboxes in order to data-mine …

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Google accused of using GDPR to impose unfair terms on publishers – TechCrunch

Google accused of using GDPR to impose unfair terms on publishers – TechCrunch A group of European and international publishers have accused Google of using an incoming update to the European Union’s data protection framework to try to push “draconian” new terms on them in exchange for continued access to …

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LinkedIn’s AutoFill plugin could leak user data, secret fix failed – TechCrunch

LinkedIn’s AutoFill plugin could leak user data, secret fix failed – TechCrunch Facebook isn’t the only one in the hot seat over data privacy. A flaw in LinkedIn’s AutoFill plugin that websites use to let you quickly complete forms could have allowed hackers to steal your full name, phone number, …

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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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