France the Latest Country to Crack Down on Google Analytics

France is the latest country to crack down on Google Analytics, over concerns it violates the GDPR the EU’s privacy legislation.

Meta Walks Back Comments About Leaving EU Market

Meta is walking back comments about the possibility of leaving the EU market over data regulations, saying “we have absolutely no desire to withdraw from Europe.”

Meta May Leave EU Market Over Privacy Regulations

Meta is threatening to leave the EU market if it’s not allowed to share EU user data with its US-based data centers.

Google Analytics Is Illegal in Austria, Violates the GDPR

In what may be the first of many such rulings, Austria has ruled that Google Analytics violates the GDPR and is therefore illegal.

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission Fines WhatsApp $267 Million

WhatsApp has been fined €225 million ($267 million) for violations of the EU’s GDPR.

UK Looks to Revamp Privacy Policy Post-Brexit

The United Kingdom is looking to revamp its privacy policy in the wake of Brexit, making a break from the EU’s GDPR.

Amazon Hit With Record-Breaking Fine by EU Over Data Privacy

Amazon has been hit with a whopping $888 million fine from the EU over how it handled private data.

Microsoft Will Keep EU Data in the EU

Microsoft has upped its commitment to EU data privacy, promising to keep EU data within the bloc.

FTC Demands Answers From Big Tech on Privacy

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued orders to nine social media and video platforms, inquiring about their data practices.

California Voters Pass Version 2.0 of the CCPA Privacy Legislation

California voters passed Proposition 24, widely considered to be version 2.0 of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

Sweden’s Largest Insurer Leaked Private Data to Tech Firms

Sweden’s largest insurer, Folksam, has admitted to accidentally leaking the private data of one million of its customers to tech firms.

Google Sued For $3 Billion in the UK Over YouTube Privacy

Google is being sued for $3 billion in the UK over allegations that YouTube tracks children, violating the UK’s privacy laws.

Court Kills EU-US Privacy Shield

An EU court has struck down a privacy agreement that made it possible to share the data of EU citizens with the US.

California Begins Enforcing New Privacy Law

Following a six month grace period, California has begun enforcing its new privacy regulation, effective July 1.

Google Accused of Tracking EU Users

Austrian privacy advocate Max Schrems has levied a complaint against Google, accusing the search giant of tracking users and passing the info to advertisers.

Newton Lives On As New Owners Take Over From Essential

Popular email app Newton Mail has received another lease on life, thanks to new owners who are taking over for Andy Rubin’s failed startup Essential.

Twitter Disables User Control of Advertising Data

Twitter took a big step backward in its efforts to protect user privacy, eliminating user control over data used for advertising.

Brexit Means No GDPR Protection: Google May Move UK User Data

Brexit may have finally happened, but one side effect people may not have anticipated is losing GDPR protection as Google may be moving UK data out of the EU.

Mozilla’s Firefox VPN Now Available In Beta

Mozilla’s standalone Firefox VPN service has entered beta and is available for Windows, Android and Chromebooks.

Salesforce Co-CEO Says U.S. Needs National Privacy Law

Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block has come out in favor of a national privacy law, according to CNBC. Privacy is becoming one of the biggest battlegrounds for companies, governments and individuals alike. The U.S., however, does not have a comprehensive privacy…