This week Russia has stepped up its war on anonymity, while in the EU, more and more countries are opting for mandatory registration of pre-paid SIM cards and it seems only a matter of time before EU-level laws are proposed.
Facebook’s ham-fisted attempts to address the most pressing concerns around disinformation have fallen flat. Its transparency rules forcing political advertisers in the UK to publicly declare when they had paid for an advert are a fiasco!
“We have to look dangerous.” So said European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager when she sat down to talk the future of data and competition with The Privacy Advisor’s Jennifer Baker at Globsec 2018.
The more properly entitled the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, signed by 20 states on Oct.10, has been given an overhaul to bring it into line with the General Data Protection Regulation.
Facebook, Google, Twitter and other online ad giants in Europe have signed up to a new, voluntary code of conduct to tackle disinformation online. The move comes as MEPs grow increasingly uneasy about potential disruption to next year’s European Parliament elections.
Following the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal, and just 8 months ahead of the elections, MEPs are worried about malicious interference via Facebook.