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.