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Facebook releases new privacy safeguards after ceding to pressure from advertisers

Facebook is installing new controls it says will better inform its members about the way companies are targeting them with advertising, the latest step to quell a public outcry over the company’s mishandling of user data.

Source: Facebook releases new privacy safeguards after ceding to pressure from advertisers | Reuters

MEPs to continue investigation of Facebook and Cambridge Analytica

MEPs will continue to assess the impact of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal on personal data protection at hearings on 25 June and 2 July with Facebook representatives.

The second and third hearings will focus on the consequences of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal, and possible solutions. The first hearing took place on 4 June and aimed to better map the case.

The hearings follow up on the 22 May meeting between the founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and EP President Antonio Tajani, political group leaders and the Chair and Rapporteur of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee.

Source: Facebook/Cambridge Analytica: MEPs continue the personal data breaches probe | News | European Parliament

CJEU ruling causes “difficulty for fan page operators in fulfilling all data protection obligations”

7 June 2018 The Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) issued, on 5 June 2018, its ruling (‘the Ruling’) in Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz Schleswig-Holstein v. Wirtschaftsakademie Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (C-210/16) addressing preliminary questions referred by the Federal Administrative Court (‘Bundesverwaltungsgericht’) including whether an administrator of a fan page on a social network qualifies as a joint controller with regards to the processing of personal data of visitors to the page.

Source: EU: CJEU ruling causes “difficulty for fan page operators in fulfilling all data protection obligations”

Apple Just Made Safari the Good Privacy Browser

The newest version of Apple’s Safari comes with new privacy enhancing features. Browser will push back hard against the ad-tracking methods and device fingerprinting techniques that marketers and data brokers use to monitor web users as they browse.

The next version of Safari will explicitly prompt you when a website tries to access your cookies or other data, and let you decide whether to allow it, a welcome step toward explicit choices about online tracking. Safari will also make a dent in defeating the so-called “fingerprinting” approach, in which marketers use publicly accessible information about devices—like the way they’re configured, the fonts they have installed, and the plug-ins they run—to assign them an individual, trackable ID.

Source: WWDC 2018: Apple Just Made Safari the Good Privacy Browser | WIRED

GDPR attacks: First Google, Facebook, now activists go after Apple, Amazon, LinkedIn

Just days after the new law comes into force, privacy activists add more tech giants to their list of GDPR targets. French digital rights group La Quadrature du Net hasn’t just gone after Google and Facebook. It’s pursuing Apple, Amazon, and LinkedIn as well.

Source: GDPR attacks: First Google, Facebook, now activists go after Apple, Amazon, LinkedIn | ZDNet

Facebook accused of conducting mass surveillance through its apps

Facebook used its apps to gather information about users and their friends, including some who had not signed up to the social network, reading their text messages, tracking their locations and accessing photos on their phones, a court case in California alleges.

Source: Facebook accused of conducting mass surveillance through its apps | Technology | The Guardian

noyb.eu filed complaints against Google, Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook

One the first day of GDPR noyb.eu has filed four complaints against Google (Android), Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram over “forced consent”.

Very similar complaints were field with four authorities, to enable European coordination. In addition to the four authorities at the residence of the users, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner will probably get involved in the cases too, as the headquarter of the relevant companies is in Ireland in three cases.

Source: noyb.eu – My Privacy is none of your Business

Facebook and Google targeted as first GDPR complaints filed

Users have been forced into agreeing new terms of service, says EU consumer rights body Facebook and Google have become the targets of the first official complaints of GDPR noncompliance, filed on the day the privacy law takes effect across the EU.

Source: Facebook and Google targeted as first GDPR complaints filed

Snooping Amsterdam civil servants broke privacy laws with Facebook research 

An analysis of the Facebook networks of trouble-making youngsters by the Amsterdam city authorities constituted a breach of privacy and should have been reported to privacy monitoring body AP.

Amsterdam civil servants decided to build up a picture of the networks of youngsters who hung around on the streets and caused a nuisance in Amsterdam Zuid. By looking at their networks the authorities thought they would gain a better understanding of this group.

Source: Snooping Amsterdam civil servants broke privacy laws with Facebook research – DutchNews.nl

From Cambridge Analytica to GDPR: Enter digital supply chain management

Together with the GDPR’s elaborate requirements for transparency, due diligence, risk analyses, documentation and security, this rude awakening should create a perfect storm.

It can incentivize organizations to understand, prioritize and deploy digital supply chain management to ensure the sources of their data are wholesome, their vendors resilient and their customers accountable for their actions. It can channel budgets to chief privacy officers, pave their path to senior management and boards, and empower them to weigh in on product engineering and design choices at an early stage.

Source: From Cambridge Analytica to GDPR: Enter digital supply chain management

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