Startups hoping to sell health tracking devices and software to corporate customers are worried European regulators will torpedo their business model.
The dating app knows me better than I do, but these reams of intimate information are just the tip of the iceberg. What if my data is hacked – or sold?
From search and Gmail to AdWords, AdSense, DoubleClick and Analytics, Google says it will comply with the General Data Protection Regulation across all services provided in Europe. The new privacy regulations are scheduled to take effect in 2018.
There are a staggering number of applications for Android and iOS which claim to help people keep track of their monthly cycle, know when they may be fertile, or track the status of their pregnancy. These apps entice the user to input the most intimate details of their lives, such as their mood, sexual activity, physical activity, physical symptoms, height, weight, and more. But how private are these apps, and how secure are they in fact?
Pavel Durov, founder of the Telegram messaging app, agreed on Wednesday for his firm to be registered in Russia after coming under pressure from the authorities to do so, but said it would not share confidential user data with anyone.
Recently Snapchat introduced Snap Map, an opt-in function that allows you to share your location with your friends on a map. But what Snapchat doesn’t tell you, is that if you aren’t careful, Snap Map will broadcast your exact location to anyone on your friends list every time you open the app.
Exactly one year before the EU General Data Protection Regulation becomes applicable, global law firm Hogan Lovells has launched GDPRnow, a mobile application that provides companies with assistance to identify practical steps to comply with the new framework. Conceived entirely in-house by the firm’s Privacy and Cybersecurity team, GDPRnow is the first app ever aimed at generating a GDPR compliance action plan specific to an individual business’s activities.
On June 06, 2017, European law firm Fieldfisher launched mobile app: “A Complete Guide to the GDPR”. The app provides complete guide to Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Unfortunatelly, at the moment app is available only for iOS.