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Italian DPA’s decision on digital signage “correctly balances parties’ interests”

The Italian data protection authority (‘the Garante’) announced, on 26 January 2018, that it had issued a decision on digital signage (also known as totems) installed in a train station and operated by Grandi Stazioni Retail s.p.a. The Garante found that the totems determine the presence of a human face, measure the time spent in front of the advertisement, record characteristics such as gender, age and distance from the totem, and analyse facial expressions.

Source: Italy: Garante’s decision on digital signage “correctly balances parties’ interests”

DuckDuckGo’s new tools grade websites on privacy protections

For years, DuckDuckGo has been working to give internet patrons an alternative to the trackers they normally encounter on other search engines. The company’€™s CEO, Gabriel Weinberg, told Privacy Tech in a phone interview that he feels his organization has finally reached a point where users are familiar with DuckDuckGo to the point where they feel like they do not have to go back to other well-known brands.

Source: DuckDuckGo’s new tools grade websites on privacy protections

When Trading Track Records Means Less Privacy

Sharing your personal fitness goals—lowered heart rates, accurate calorie counts, jogging times, and GPS paths—sounds like a fun, competitive feature offered by today’s digital fitness trackers, but a recent report from The Washington Post highlights how this same feature might end up revealing not just where you are, where you’ve been, and how often you’ve traveled there, but sensitive national security information.

Source: When Trading Track Records Means Less Privacy

Judge Dismisses Facebook Web-Tracking Case

In November 2017, Judge Edward J. Davila dismissed a major multidistrict litigation accusing Facebook of unlawfully tracking users’ browsing activity across websites while they were signed out of their accounts. The plaintiffs originally asserted several common law, tort, and statutory claims.

Source: Judge Dismisses Facebook Web-Tracking MDL

The GDPR Handbook for Concerned Marketers

Vacations are over, everybody’s realizing May 25th 2018 is closer, so we should get this GDPR show back on track. This time, we have a little help from our friends at ePrivacy. Why did we do that? Because we are getting into complex matters, so we thought GDPR professionals should weigh in.

Source: The GDPR Handbook for Concerned Marketers: Opt-in, Cookies and Art. 6(1)(f)

DuckDuckGo Moves Privacy Beyond Search With New App And Extension

The privacy-focused company wants to protect users even after they leave the search page. Company promises that it won’t sell, or even store, its users’ search histories or other private information. While the service is supported by ads, they’re linked only to the keywords in individual searches, not to prior searches on the site or behavior elsewhere on the web.

Source: DuckDuckGo Moves Privacy Beyond Search With New App And Extension

Firefox Quantum available with faster, always-on privacy

With today’s release, we’re building on the great foundation provided by Firefox Quantum on desktop and adding new capabilities for Firefox for Android.

Source: Latest Firefox Quantum release available with faster, always-on privacy with opt-in Tracking Protection and new features – The Mozilla Blog

No tracking, no revenue: Apple’s privacy feature costs ad companies millions

Internet advertising firms are losing hundreds of millions of dollars following the introduction of a new privacy feature from Apple that prevents users from being tracked around the web.

Source: No tracking, no revenue: Apple’s privacy feature costs ad companies millions | Technology | The Guardian

Safari in Arms Race Against Trackers – Criteo Feels the Heat

Criteo is an ad company. You may not have heard of them, but they do retargeting, the type of ads that pursue users across the web, beseeching them to purchase a product they once viewed or have already bought. To identify users across websites, Criteo relies on cross-site tracking using cookies and other methods to follow users as they browse.

Source: Safari in Arms Race Against Trackers – Criteo Feels the Heat

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