Category Archives: Good Technology Collective

Facebook! Stop sending us lobbyists! demands European Parliament
Facebook! Stop sending us lobbyists! demands European Parliament

The European Parliament is sick and tired of Facebook refusing to properly answer its questions. After the fiasco of the Mark Zuckerberg show, a further two hearings are planned for June 25 in Brussels and July 2 in Strasbourg.

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EU is livestreaming Zuck’s hearing — reluctantly
EU is livestreaming Zuck’s hearing — reluctantly

As the European Parliament’s ‘Mr Privacy,’ Jan Philipp Albrecht, said: “It is a bad sign that Mark Zuckerberg only wants to answer the questions of selected Members of the European Parliament behind closed doors.” That’s an understatement!

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Cambridge Analytica might finally make Brussels care about data privacy
Cambridge Analytica might finally make Brussels care about data privacy

It was inevitable. One by one, they all lined up to demand that Mark Zuckerberg come to Brussels to explain himself, or, more accurately, explain what the hell Facebook has been doing with our data.  But political efforts to save us …

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Europe wants to tackle fake news — if it could only define it first
Europe wants to tackle fake news — if it could only define it first

Fake news is a cultural problem, it needs a cultural solution — over-reliance on technical solutions is a short term fix that could actually make matters a lot worse.

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Tech companies have grown up – we must treat them like adults
Tech companies have grown up – we must treat them like adults

Europe’s data protection regime is widely regarded as the best in the world. The man charged with advising the EU’s lawmakers on privacy, the European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli, spoke to Jennifer Baker for the Good Technology Collective.

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