Dec 092018
 December 9, 2018  Posted by  Business, Court, Healthcare, Online

The good folks at write: In a surprisingly brief opinion, the Ninth Circuit has upheld a decision to dismiss a privacy suit against Facebook concerning the collection of sensitive medical data. In Smith v. Facebook, users alleged that the company tracked their visits to healthcare websites, in violation of the websites’ [Read More…]

Dec 082018
 December 8, 2018  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Featured News, Non-U.S.

Alex Hern reports: Facebook has been fined €10m (£8.9m) by Italian authorities for misleading users over its data practices. The two fines issued by Italy’s competition watchdog are some of the largest levied against the social media company for data misuse, dwarfing the £500,000 fine levied by the British Information Commissioner’s Office in [Read More…]

Dec 052018
 December 5, 2018  Posted by  Business

Alex Hern reports: Facebook staff in 2012 discussed selling access to user data to major advertisers, before ultimately deciding to restrict such access two years later, according to a tranche of internal emails released by the UK parliament. The internal emails were obtained by the Commons digital, culture, media and [Read More…]

Dec 042018
 December 4, 2018  Posted by  Business, Featured News, U.S., Youth & Schools

Sapna Maheshwari reports: Oath, the owner of AOL and Yahoo, has agreed to pay about $5 million to settle charges from the New York attorney general that the media company’s online advertising business was violating a federal children’s privacy law. AOL, through its ad exchange, helped place targeted display ads [Read More…]