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?
FaceApp has gone viral this week, but many users on social media have raised concerns surrounding privacy and facial recognition. Do these concerns have any basis?
"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.
After roughly 500,000 users' data was compromised in 2018, British Airways faces a fine of £183.39 million (€204.6) by the UK Information Commissioner's Office.
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 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.
Has data-driven electioneering fundamentally changed since the [Cambridge Analytica] scandal broke? Or is it still business as usual?
A report by Danish company CookieBot finds that ad tracking companies are monitoring EU citizens when they search for sensitive health issues on public sector websites.
The company's inability or unwillingness to change its ways makes America, and Americans, less secure.
An Italian watchdog fines Facebook €10million for misleading users of its data practices. In addition, the authority demanded the company state how it uses data on its website and app.
The New York Attorney General has opened an investigation into the hack at the world's largest hotel chain.
Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is not fielding questions at the international committee hearing.
Officials in Germany have stopped children from putting their Christmas wishes on a public tree
How to tell if your data was stolen on Facebook? Euronews explains.
The European Commission should revise its proposed rules for cross-border data flows to clearly prohibit unjustified barriers done in the name of "privacy."
Elections are becoming “increasingly datafied” as political parties tap into big data to target their messaging and this could have a “significant impact” at the ballot box, Britain’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said on Wednesday.
Facebook bug made some private posts public, affecting as many as 14M users.
New York Times investigation accuses it of breaching its users' data privacy rights.
Thousands of Swedes are having microchips implanted into their bodies so that they don't need to carry key cards, IDs, and even train tickets.
Communication Minister Sam Basil said the shutdown would allow officials to conduct research into how Facebook is being used in the island nation, which is home to some 8 million people.
At the European Business Summit in Brussels we spoke to several entrepreneurs and innovators about the new laws, data privacy and Facebook, to find out the impact for their businesses.
European users were met with an error message when trying to access websites
SME's face dilemma over stored data and raised costs to adminster personal databases to compy with GDPR legislation, but the EU is attempting to reassure them that they won't be hard-hit...and is facing some scepticism.
Social media network allegedly gathered information on people who had not signed up to Facebook
People have been receiving a spurt of e-mails ahead of major new data protection laws coming into force on Friday and the deadline has sparked some funny responses and memes on social media.
New EU rules come in this week, which aim to give us more protection - when it comes to our personal data. GDPR should make it easier for us to access information that companies hold about us. After all the scandals we've seen of - like Cambridge Analytica - many will be welcoming it.