8:59PM Friday 25 May
The new GDPR rules have barely been in effect for more than a few hours, but Google and Facebook are already being hit with a complaint for failing to comply with the regulation's requirements. Read More »
335 Days Ago Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came to life yesterday, and a couple of US tech giants are already being accused of breaking the law. Non-profit noyb.eu has filed a complaint against Google, Facebook, as well as WhatsApp and Instragram, accusing them of engaging in "forced consent", which is basically a 'take it or leave it' approach where-in users are barred from using a service completely if they do not agree to the terms set by the company.
336 Days Ago Both companies are engaging in “forced consent” according to privacy group noyb.eu. Forced consent is a “take it or leave it approach” where a company requires that users opt into data terms it sets or blocks them from accessing their service entirely.
336 Days Ago As General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into full effect on Friday, EU residents are discovering that they can’t access a number of U.S.-based sites and games that they once could.
335 Days Ago Google and Facebook are facing lawsuits totaling $8.8 billion for violating privacy laws under Europe's GDPR. Additionally, regulators can penalize the company with up to four percent of revenues if the allegations are true.
337 Days Ago It's the final countdown. The deadline for compliance with Europe's new privacy laws, the GDPR, is Friday, May 25. That means that companies across the internet are asking, in plain and recognizable language, all of their customers to review usually-skipped over privacy settings — including Facebook.
336 Days Ago It has been impossible to avoid stories about GDPR over the last few weeks and months, and today the new rules regarding privacy and personal data come into force across the EU.
336 Days Ago On the first day of GDPR enforcement, Facebook and Google have been hit with a raft of lawsuits accusing the companies of coercing users into sharing personal data.