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WhatsApp faces fresh trouble in Germany for its new privacy policy

WhatsApp's new privacy policy has initiated plenty of conversations around the world, both among consumers and among regulators. Even as WhatsApp resolved to not take immediate coercive action against users who do not accept the new policy, and instead present them with a gradual nag-screen and account limitations, data protection regulators are swinging into action...

Facebook to shift UK to US user agreement after Brexit, with more countries to follow

Facebook has announced that its United Kingdom customers will be migrated to a US user agreement in 2021. The move is a response to the end of the Brexit transition period on 31st December, after which time the country will no longer be covered by EU laws. Until recently, customers in Blighty were covered by...

Twitter fined 450,000 Euros by Irish regulator for GDPR fail

Twitter has been clobbered with a fine of €450,000 (~$546,300) after Irish courts found it had breached Europe’s strong data protection laws, known as GDPR. The fine was brought by Ireland’s data regulator, making it the first scalp for US big tech under the legislation. Twitter was investigated under GDPR rules after an incident in 2019...

Google’s first GDPR probe comes from Irish privacy regulators

It was only a matter of time before somebody subjected Google to a GDPR probe, and that day has finally come. Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner, Helen Dixon, today announced that an investigation was being mounted following complaints from a number of companies, such as Brave web browser. The Irish watchdog said that complaints were largely...

Latest WhatsApp Beta lets you export your data in compliance with GDPR

In recent months, the technology industry has started a long-overdue focus on user privacy. We have had headlining news stories about privacy on social networks. In the EU, stronger data protection laws will come into effect soon. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was adopted back in April 2016, and it will go into application...

One month to go until GDPR: What you need to know

General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR] is the largest shake-up in consumer data protection law in recent history. If you're a developer, web admin, business owner, or user who operates/resides in the EU, GDPR will affect your digital life in one way or another. Even if you’re based in the U.S. or elsewhere, you’ll feel its...

Google Firebase Dev Summit 2017 Brings Crashlytics, a UI Redesign, Machine Learning, and Much More!

Today in Amsterdam, Google held their yearly Firebase Dev Summit, where they showed off all the new tools and features for developers who are building on the Firebase platform. While Google's Firebase Predictions and Native A/B Testing support stole the show at the Firebase Dev Summit, they weren't the only things announced. First up is Crashlytics. When Google purchased...