Jun 112021
 June 11, 2021  Posted by  Non-U.S., Online, Youth & Schools

Dan Cooper, Anna Oberschelp de Meneses, and Nicholas Shepherd of Covington & Burling write: On June 9, 2021, the French Supervisory Authority (“CNIL”) published recommendations to help strengthen the protection of minors online (see here, in French).  These recommendations are the result of a survey and public consultation conducted by the [Read More…]

Jun 022021
 June 2, 2021  Posted by  Business, Featured News, Online

From EPIC.org: WhatsApp previously threatened sanctions against users who would not accept the company’s new terms of use with weaker privacy protections, but backed down late Friday after a coalition of groups from around the world protested. Burcu Kilic, digital rights program director for Public Citizen, released the following statement in response: “Thank [Read More…]

May 312021
 May 31, 2021  Posted by  Business, Court, Featured News, Online, Surveillance

Tyler Sonnemaker reports: Newly unredacted documents in a lawsuit against Google reveal that the company’s own executives and engineers knew just how difficult the company had made it for smartphone users to keep their location data private. Google continued collecting location data even when users turned off various location-sharing settings, [Read More…]

May 312021
 May 31, 2021  Posted by  Business, Online

Saqib Shah reports: Google is attempting to assuage concerns that it will somehow bypass the privacy-friendly rules it’s introducing in place of third-party cookies in Chrome. With the changes expected next year, the company recently told apprehensive advertisers that it will be beholden to the same techniques it is imposing on others. [Read More…]