• Blocking 500 Million Users Is Easier Than Complying With GDPR

    7 monthes ago - By Fortune

    For some of America's biggest newspapers and online services, it's easier to block half a billion people from accessing your product than comply with Europe's new General Data Protection Regulation .
    The Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and The New York Daily News are just some telling visitors that, “Unfortunately, our website is currently unavailable in most European countries.”
    With about 500 million people living in the European Union, that's a hard ban on one-and-a-half times the population of the U.S.
    Blanket blocking EU internet connections - which will include any U.S...
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  • Chubb Head of Cyber: Connected Devices Are the New Cyber Snoops

    7 monthes ago - By A.M. Best

    Michael Tanenbaum, head of cyber, North America, Chubb, said data from connected devices can help build detailed profiles of users, putting companies in the sights of regulators and exposing them to ...
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  • What you need to know in advertising today

    What you need to know in advertising today

    7 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    GDPR, a major new piece of European regulation that addresses how EU citizens' data can be used by corporations, kicks in today.
    Any organisation that is handling Europeans' data is affected, regardless of where it is in the world. Organisations in violation of the GDPR won't just get a slap on the wrist - there are some serious potential penalties.
    Here's the quick-and-dirty version of what you need to know.
    In related news:
    Europe's privacy law GDPR may hand an advertising opportunity to two unexpected players. Target and Walmart could benefit because while advertisers plan to keep...
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  • EU data law is fresh ammo for Facebook's nemesis

    7 monthes ago - By Reuters

    Long before most of us grasped how big tech firms could use our data, Austrian lawyer Max Schrems was on the case. He spent much of his twenties suing Facebook, and now he's gearing up for another battle using the EU's strict new GDPR data law. Lucy Fielder reports.
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  • EU privacy watchdog: Big tech firms are 'blackmailing' users into agreeing with their new data terms

    EU privacy watchdog: Big tech firms are 'blackmailing' users into agreeing with their new data terms

    7 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Europe's data watchdog is worried that big tech firms are "blackmailing" users into agreeing to new data terms introduced under General Data Protection Regulation.
    Giovanni Buttarelli said his office will examine tech firms' take-it-or-leave-it approach to data consent, which are already the subject of a complaint by Austrian data activist Max Schrems.
    Schrems claims Facebook, Google, Instagram, and WhatsApp are trying to "force you to consent" to their new privacy policies.
    Buttarelli said some sentences in the policies he has seen are "arguable and controversial."
    Big tech companies are...
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