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Big Tech asked to protect user data from US state abortion prosecution
The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs Wade has raised questions about whether tech companies should protect the data of users seeking abortions.
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The Indian government issued a security warning over ID photocopies - then backtracked amid backlash on social media.
Portugal investigates alleged misuse of Ukrainian refugees' data
Two pro-Russian members of an association had reportedly photocopied the documents of Ukrainian refugees.
Red Cross' cyber attack exposes data of 515,000 vulnerable people
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Europol told to delete personal data not linked to any crime
European Data Protection Supervisor, the EU personal data watchdog, said the police agency has continually stored "large volumes" of data regardless of whether it was related to a crime or not.
Facial recognition company breaks EU data privacy rules, says France
Clearview has amassed a database of billions of people's photos, but France says the data has been collected without citizens' consent.
Microsoft software breach makes millions of users’ data vulnerable
Some 38 million pieces of personal data and information were badly kept due to a configuration defect in a software.
Privacy watchdog files more than 400 complaints related to cookies
Online privacy protection NGO Noyb is bringing websites that don’t respect personal data to book over alleged rule breaches.
Dutch data protection authority fines TikTok over privacy
The Netherlands’ Data Protection Authority has fined TikTok €750,000 for not offering an understandable privacy statement for users in Dutch.
Is inflight Wi-Fi safe or could it be leaking your data?
Security experts warn that logging in while up in the air could put your personal information at risk.
Big tech companies exposed to EU privacy cases after court decision
Facebook, Google, Twitter, and others can be challenged by watchdogs in any EU member state, not just its lead regulator in Ireland, the bloc’s top court has ruled.
Irish watchdog probes Instagram over protection of children's data
Ireland's Data Protection Commission is investigating Instagram over safeguards for children's personal information.
Spies to not access phone data except for serious threats - EU court
The European Court of Justice has issued its long-awaited ruling on whether data collection and retention by national governments aligns with EU law.
TikTok subject of Dutch data protection probe
The watchdog say they will “examine whether TikTok adequately protects the privacy of Dutch children”.
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Grindr, OKCupid and Tinder dating apps 'leak personnal data'
There are "serious privacy infringements", according to a consumer association.
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‘An open door’: Millions of health records ‘unprotected online’
Investigative journalists have found poor security has left the medical records of millions of patients worldwide totally out in the open.
Facebook to pay record $5 billion US fine over privacy violations
Social media giant Facebook has been slammed with a record fine of more than €4 billion over privacy violations, but will this be enough to change how Facebook handles users' privacy data?