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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Are all these GDPR-consent emails even necessary?
Are all these GDPR-consent emails even necessary?

With the EU General Data Protection Regulation in the home stretch, users can probably expect the deluge of compliance emails to dry up. But are we already in danger of consent fatigue, and does this even need to be the case?

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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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Breaking gender barriers
Breaking gender barriers

A complex mesh of factors discourages women from working in Europe’s digital economy. Fixing these requires sustained, multi-stakeholder action. By any standard, there are too few women working in Europe’s digital economy. A recent study on women in the digital …

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Is this a perfect storm toward Privacy Shield’s demise?
Is this a perfect storm toward Privacy Shield’s demise?

From its very beginning, rising from the ashes of the debunked Safe Harbor, Privacy Shield has been on shaky ground. However, fresh concern from the European Parliament and a referral to the European Court of Justice have put its future …

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European Commission rolls out its proposal for a so-called eEvidence law
European Commission rolls out its proposal for a so-called eEvidence law

Tech companies around the globe will be forced to hand over data to European authorities under the European Union version of the U.S. Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act, unveiled April 17.

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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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‘Mr. Privacy’ leaves Parliament
‘Mr. Privacy’ leaves Parliament

Jan Philipp Albrecht, scourge of data-slurpers everywhere, and revered as the European Parliament’s “Mr. Privacy” is moving on to pastures new.  It was announced earlier this month that he would take up the post of State Minister for Energy, Agriculture, …

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GDPR: How premium publishers come out ahead
GDPR: How premium publishers come out ahead

G-day is looming! On May 25, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will kick in and – despite the hype – many publishers aren’t ready for it.

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