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Don’t Judge Us on Our Fines, Meta’s EU Data Watchdog Pleads

February 24, 2022 12:49 pm

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, empowers EU data regulators to levy penalties of as much as 4% of a company’s annual revenue for the most serious violations.

Fines for European privacy breaches reach 114 mn euros: Report

January 20, 2020 9:03 am

European regulators have imposed 114 million euros ($126 million) in fines for data breaches since tougher privacy rules came into force in mid-2018

Can governments control social media? Or can users?

November 19, 2019 5:12 pm

There is a need for cooperative responsibility in the realisation of public values in societal sectors, centered on online platforms.

Europe's new data law upends global online advertising

August 23, 2018 3:21 pm

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) seems to have taken its toll on online advertisers, as data privacy laws get more teeth from these rules.

AI tips off regulators to possible EU data privacy faults

July 05, 2018 3:27 pm

Consumer groups in the European Union have used Claudette, an artificial intelligence (AI) system, to show that internet companies have problematic clauses in their privacy statements.

Facebook, Google targeted among 19 pan-EU privacy complaints

June 14, 2018 4:17 pm

Privacy regulators across Europe now enjoy the same powers to mete out fines of as much as 4 per cent of worldwide annual sales for serious violations.

GDPR explained: What's changing under new data privacy rules

May 26, 2018 3:19 pm

Not much will change for you, at least right away; companies will keep on collecting and analyzing personal data from your phone, the apps you use and the sites you visit.

Amid confusion, EU data privacy law goes into effect

May 25, 2018 8:04 pm

While the legislation has been applauded for tackling the thorny question of personal data privacy, the rollout is also causing confusion.

GDPR is here: Mess up and we'll fine you, warns EU privacy chief

May 25, 2018 7:50 pm

Facebook would dodge the tough new sanctions under the updated EU rules if any violations in the Cambridge Analytica case are proven because the rules don’t apply retroactively.

As EU's new GDPR rules come into effect, the tsunami of emails inspire hilarious meme-fest on Twitter

May 25, 2018 6:26 pm

EU GDPR law: A tsunami of emails from companies are literally clinging on to customers like "desperate exes" and Netizens, on their part, did what they are best at — make memes while the sun shines.