Data

DoorDash

DoorDash sues New York over customer data law, second lawsuit in week

DoorDash Inc sued New York City over a new law requiring food delivery companies to share customer data with restaurants, saying it violates customer privacy and lets restaurants c...

UK Diplomacy

United Kingdom risks EU data deal by pursuing global tie-ups

The UK said it would reform the data rules agreed as an EU member by adopting a “common sense” approach that could help it secure data partnerships with the US and othe...

Grey Data Blog: LinkedIn User Growth

Forecasting LinkedIn User Growth for 2021-22

Over the past decade LinkedIn has been growing at a steady and predictable rate. However, this rate has been accelerating since Microsoft formally concluded its acquisition of the ...

Platform News: China

China steps up tech scrutiny with rules over unfair competition, critical data

China has moved to tighten control of its technology sector, publishing detailed rules aimed at tackling unfair competition and companies’ handling of critical data.

Tencent WeChat

WeChat suspends new user registration for security compliance

WeChat has temporarily suspended registration of new users in mainland China as it undergoes a technical upgrade “to align with relevant laws and regulations”, China...

Platform News: Apple logo

German competition watchdog launches Apple investigation

Apple became the fourth major digital company to face closer scrutiny from Germany’s antitrust watchdog after the cartel office said it had launched an investigation into whe...

European Commission

EU states back personal data flows with ex-member Britain

European Union member states have agreed that UK standards for the protection of personal data are sufficiently high that such information can continue to flow between the EU and i...

Platform News: 5G and data transfer

Canada launches long-awaited auction of 5G spectrum

Canada is set to begin a hotly anticipated auction of the mobile telecommunications bandwidth necessary for 5G rollout, one that was delayed more than a year by the pandemic.

Grey Bata Blog

Introducing our catch-all data and analysis round-up, the ‘Grey Data Blog’

In this new (free to access) section of Platform Executive website we aim to curate some snippets of data we have gathered whilst working on other projects. Because of this, the na...

Platform Industry: US and China Relations and Politics

US Senate votes to open debate on China tech bill

The US Senate voted 86-11 Monday to open debate on a measure authorizing more than $110 billion for basic and advanced technology research over five years in the face of rising com...

Platform News: Google

Blocking Google class action would deny justice, UK court told

Blocking a proposed UK class action against Google, that alleges it secretly tracked millions of iPhone users a decade ago, risks allowing big business to behave with impunity, a l...

Platform Industry: All things crypto platforms and digital currency

Bitcoin hit with record weekly outflow as rally ebbs

Bitcoin posted a record weekly outflow, with overall sentiment on cryptocurrencies turning cautious as the digital asset’s searing rally hit a wall, data from digital currenc...

Platform Industry: Google News Australia

Australian Watchdog: Google misled consumers over data collection

Australia’s federal court found Google misled some consumers about personal location data collected through Android mobile devices, the country’s competition regulator ...

Platform News: Facebook and WhatsApp messaging service

German regulator acts to halt ‘illegal’ WhatsApp data collection

Germany’s lead data protection regulator for Facebook said that it was taking action against the social network to prevent the collection of personal data from users of its W...

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