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Anonymous woman whose chance interaction on an airplane was shared with millions of social media users speaks out about privacy

by Jason Smith about 10 days ago

A woman whose chance interaction with a male on an airplane was subject to a real-time commentary published to millions of prying social media users has referred to the incident as a “digital-age cautionary tale about privacy, identity, ethics and consent”. The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, met a man on an airplane on […]

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Facebook “fine”: Lawmakers and regulators demonstrate worrying inability to understand data protection legislation

by Jason Smith about 11 days ago

In a series of announcements and comments about a notice of intent served by the UK’s data protection authority to Facebook, British lawmakers and regulators have demonstrated a worrying lack of understanding about data protection legislation and the specifics of the cases they are commenting on. Yesterday David Lammy, a British politician, publicly criticized the […]

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UK authorities propose fining Facebook £500,000 over Cambridge Analytica incident

by Jason Smith about 13 days ago

The Information Commissioner’s Officer (ICO), The UK’s data protection authority, is proposing fining Facebook £500,000 over the Cambridge Analytica incident that led to the alleged misuse of an estimated 87 million users’ personal data. The ICO revealed the extent of the fine in an announcement declaring it has sent the social network a “notice of […]

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Latest revisions to EU privacy law (ePrivacy) address ad networks, browsers, cookies, web measurement and ‘consent fatigue’

by Jason Smith about 13 days ago

The Council of the European Union, currently led by Austria, has published revisions to a proposal for a new ePrivacy regulation likely to come into force in 2019. According to an announcement (PDF) on the Austrian Parliament’s website, the revisions will be discussed in a meeting of the Working Party on Telecommunications and Information Society […]

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