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Brussels says EU-UK data flows are safe to continue post-Brexit
The decision of the European Commission, which is not yet final, will allow the transfer of personal data between the UK and the EU.
TikTok accused of breaching users' rights 'on a massive scale'
"TikTok falls foul of multiple breaches of EU consumer rights and fails to protect children from hidden advertising and inappropriate content," said the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC)
TikTok agrees to block underage users in Italy
It comes after a girl, 10, died in Sicily while participating in a so-called “blackout” challenge on the Chinese-owned network.
Turkey investigates WhatsApp and Facebook over data privacy update
The new policy means users outside the EU and UK must agree to more of their data being shared to Facebook for advertising purposes.
Digital Service Act: EU vows to 'put order into chaos' with tech laws
The European Commission's landmark regulations, the Digital Markets Act and the Digital Services Act, aim to curb the hegemony of dominant multinationals and force them to be more transparent about how content is ranked, advertised and removed.
French watchdog fines Google and Amazon over their policies on cookies
The National Commission for Informatics and Liberties (CNIL) said both American tech companies automatically place cookies — advertising trackers — on users' computers without asking for consent.
EU seeks to take back control of data from Big Tech
EU citizens and companies generate more and more data online, and the Commission expects a five-fold increase between 2018-2025. Vice-president of the Commission Margrethe Vestager notes that 'today only very little of all of that data is put to productive use'.
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.
MEPs warn COVID-19 tracing apps must protect privacy
MEPs have been looking at COVID-19 contact tracing apps - how they work across borders and what happens to the data they collect.
TikTok subject of Dutch data protection probe
The watchdog say they will “examine whether TikTok adequately protects the privacy of Dutch children”.
Why Spain is tracking smartphone users on a massive scale
Spain's National Institute of Statistics has launched a controversial survey this week involving tracking mobile phones on a massive scale, without the consent of customers.
The Brief: data privacy vs surveillance transatlantic clash
"The whole case is about NSA surveillance. If you share data with one of the big tech companies like Facebook or Google, they have to forward that information to the US security services in a way that is oftentimes described as mass surveillance," Austrian lawyer Max Schrems tells Euronews.
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New far-right alliance in European Parliament
Before the European elections there was a lot of talk about a nationalist wave – well, that didn't quite materialize, but the far-right parties see themselves as a force to be reckoned with. This week they gave birth to a new parliamentary group.
The Brief: Companies, EU citizens still adapting to GDPR data regulati
The General Data Protection Regulation has shaped the way companies handle the personal data of EU citizens since 2018. Some are still adapting to the rules though. Learn more by watching The Brief from Brussels.
Mark Zuckerberg apologises to European Parliament for massive data lea
Watch live as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg meets lawmakers in the European Parliament.
Facebook's Zuckerberg bound for Brussels
Social media boss to face data protection grilling, but closed-doors meeting is slammed
EU moves to protect whistleblowers
Under proposed new rules, informants would be protected from being fired or demoted