A proposed class action lawsuit alleges Flo Health, a fertility-tracking mobile app maker, unlawfully shared sensitive user data with Google, Facebook, AppsFlyer Inc. and Flurry Inc.
U.S. data protection laws often widely permit using data for profit but are more restrictive of socially beneficial uses.
European Union regulators have reportedly drawn up a “hit list” of around 20 tech giants, potentially including Facebook, Apple and Google. The internet platforms will be hit with tougher regulations than their smaller rivals under the new rules. They will be forced to share data with competitors and be more transparent on how they gather […]
Facebook has hit back at a proposed new regulation which would limit the sharing of European user data with the US-based company. Earlier this month, the European Union privacy regulator sent a preliminary order to Facebook which called for it to suspend data transfers about its EU users back to the US. That would essentially […]
The Government wants to be able to share your personal information between its agencies. This is what you need to know about what data it plans to share and how. The Data Availability and Transparency Bill would override the different laws and provisions covering data collected by government bodies. Instead, the National Data Commissioner would oversee […]
Council of the EU had warned UK could be excluded from crime-fighting system if it didn’t ‘review’ its data-sharing policy. The British government plans to grant the EU access to data on British-based criminal suspects, after years of pressure from the bloc. Security Minister James Brokenshire announced Monday that following a review of the policy […]
UK government has published the contracts it holds with private tech firms and the NHS for the creation of a COVID-19 data store, just days after campaigners fired legal shots over a lack of transparency. The contracts describe how the arrangements between the NHS and Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and AI firms Faculty and Palantir (which […]
Twitter greeted its users with a confusing notification this week. “The control you have over what information Twitter shares with its business partners has changed,” it said. The changes will “help Twitter continue operating as a free service,” it assured. These changes affect users differently depending on whether they are subject to GDPR. Previously, anyone […]
Deutsche Telekom wants to support the Robert Koch Institute in containing the coronavirus pandemic with cell phone data. Therefore Deutsche Telekom provides RKI with customer data that can be used to track the movement of mobile phone users. For this purpose, the company is said to have already made part of its customer data accessible […]