Belgium’s data privacy watchdog accuses Facebook of Big Brother-style snooping on internet users. The regulator sought a court order on Thursday forcing Facebook to stop any collection of data for advertising purposes and the provision of “misleading” information to users, under the threat of a 250,000 euro daily penalty.
Facebook has its own version of Apple’s Face ID. If you get locked out of your Facebook account, the company is testing a way to regain access by using your face to verify your identity.
Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield simplified the Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp and YouTube websites’ terms and conditions with privacy law firm Schillings. But Instagram said the simplified version of its terms contained “a number of inaccuracies”.
For a start, complicated privacy policies must make way for a better design that helps people understand the choices and control they have over their information.
Google and Facebook will be unable to use the personal data they hold for advertising purposes without user permission. This is an acute challenge because, contrary to what some commentators have assumed, they cannot use a “service-wide” opt-in for everything. Nor can they deny access to their services to users who refuse to opt-in to tracking. Some parts of their businesses are likely to be disrupted more than others.
One of the European Union’s leading regulators is making a house call to Silicon Valley this week. Her agenda: A series of meetings with the likes of Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg to press the tech industry on privacy, hate speech and consumer protection.
14 September 2017 The Spanish data protection authority (‘AEPD’) announced, on 11 September 2017, that it had issued a decision in which it fined Facebook, Inc. €1.2 million for serious violations of the Organic Law 15/1999 of 13 December on the Protection of Personal Data (‘the Law’) (‘the Decision’).
Facebook made three serious or very serious privacy violations under Spanish law, the country’s regulator said as it fined the firm $1.44m.
An Ottawa mother with no legal training is hauling billion-dollar tech giants Apple, Google, Facebook and Bell into court to help answer a basic but haunting question.
Rebecca Porter and I were strangers, as far as I knew. Facebook, however, thought we might be connected. Her name popped up this summer on my list of “People You May Know,” the social network’s roster of potential new online friends for me.