Tag: GDPR

Google Agrees to Meet with YouTubers Union Right Before Deadline

Last month, FairTube—a collaboration between a group that calls itself the “YouTubers Union” and Europe’s largest trade union, IG Metall—sent Google a list of demands to achieve better working conditions. The letter gave YouTube with a deadline of August 23 to respond or else it would face “a shitstorm,” according to Jörg Sprave, the founder […]

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Apple and Google halt human voice-data reviews over privacy backlash, but transparency is the real issue

Both Google and Apple are suspending some of their voice data-review practices, after separate reports in the past month revealed the extent to which the companies allow humans to listen to private conversations. Following a data leak last month, Google confirmed that some of its contractors listen back to recordings of what people say to […]

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5 data privacy startups cashing in on GDPR

In a month with two gargantuan fines levied at tech companies for data breaches, the full effects of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are coming into focus. GDPR, which took effect last May, requires companies to report data breaches to the appropriate European authorities within 72 hours of discovery and stipulates that local data […]

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Apple’s push for a federal privacy law is reportedly hurting state efforts

Apple is undeniably one of the technology industry’s most public advocates for user privacy, but behind the scenes, the company’s efforts aren’t necessarily as aligned with users’ interests as its marketing might suggest. A new Washington Post report today says that while Apple has repeatedly called for a comprehensive federal privacy law, it has simultaneously […]

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OneTrust raises $200 million at $1.3 billion valuation to help companies comply with data privacy laws

In a week that has seen British Airways (BA) and Marriott slapped with provisional fines of $230 million and $123 million, respectively, over breaches affecting hundreds of millions of consumers, the issue of data and privacy management will likely top many companies’ agendas. The levies thrown at BA and Marriott are by far the largest […]

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Apple faces third Irish privacy probe, this time over GDPR compliance

(Reuters) — Apple’s main regulator in the European Union, Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), has opened a third privacy investigation into the iPhone maker over the last few weeks, a spokesman for the DPC said on Tuesday. The probe is examining whether Apple has complied with the relevant provisions of the EU’s new General Data […]

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