Aug 092022
 August 9, 2022  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Featured News, U.S., Youth & Schools

Mark Keierleber writes: Embattled education technology vendor Illuminate Education has become the first-ever company to get booted from the Student Privacy Pledge, an unprecedented move that follows a massive data breach affecting millions of students and allegations the company misrepresented its security safeguards. The Future of Privacy Forum, which created [Read More…]

Aug 062022
 August 6, 2022  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Featured News, Non-U.S., Online, Surveillance

Natasha Lomas reports: In the latest blow to the creepy ‘tracking-ads’ complex, French adtech giant Criteo has been found in breach of European Union data protection regulation and hit with a €60 million sanction (~$65 million) by the country’s national privacy watchdog in a preliminary decision following a multi-year investigation. [Read More…]

Aug 032022
 August 3, 2022  Posted by  Featured News, Laws, Non-U.S.

Manish Singh reports: The Indian government has withdrawn its long-awaited Personal Data Protection Bill that drew scrutiny from several privacy advocates and tech giants who feared the legislation could restrict how they managed sensitive information while giving government broad powers to access it. The move comes as a surprise as [Read More…]

Aug 032022
 August 3, 2022  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Non-U.S.

Natasha Lomas reports: A ruling put out yesterday by the European Union’s top court could have major implications for online platforms that use background tracking and profiling to target users with behavioral ads or to feed recommender engines that are designed to surface so-called ‘personalized’ content. The impacts could be even broader [Read More…]