Google and Facebook fined $240 million for making cookies hard to refuse

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2022 16:10:10 +0000

French privacy watchdog CNIL has fined Google and Facebook for making it much harder to refuse cookies than it to accept them.

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Grindr fined for selling user data to advertisers

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2021 12:25:01 +0000

Online dating app Grindr has been fined by Norwegain privacy watchdog Datatilsynet for sharing data with advertisers without proper consent.

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Massive faceprint scraping company Clearview AI hauled over the coals

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 16:43:58 +0000

Clearview AI can expect to be fined up to $23 million for privacy infringements in the UK. The ICO has found the company failed to comply with UK data protection laws.

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WhatsApp hit with €225 million fine for GDPR violations

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2021 19:42:23 +0000

WhatsApp was hit with a €225 million fine for violating the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the second-highest GDPR fine ever.

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A week in security (August 23 – August 29)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2021 15:21:44 +0000

A round-up of the most interesting blog posts and security news happenings for the week of August 23 to August 29.

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Alleviating ransomware’s legal headaches with Jake Bernstein: Lock and Code S02E08

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 10 May 2021 14:15:58 +0000

This week on Lock and Code, we speak to cybersecurity and privacy attorney Jake Bernstein about ransomware attacks that can cause legal peril.

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City fined for tracking its citizens via their phones

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2021 15:00:02 +0000

The Dutch city of Enschede has been fined for breaching GDPR with its Wi-Fi tracking.

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