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EU’s top court rules states must curb mass spying on data

The EU’s top court has ruled that uncontrolled mass surveillance of mobile and internet information is illegal, in a movement that could curb the powers of spying agencies in...

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Facebook pushes for data portability legislation

Facebook has pushed for legislation that makes it easier for users to transfer photos and videos to a rival technology platform, in comments it sent to the Federal Trade Commission...


Twitter privacy ruling delayed after dispute among EU regulators

Twitter had looked set to become the first big platform business to face a fine by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission under tough new EU data protection rules after it subm...


Top French court upholds $56 million Google privacy breach fine

France’s top administrative court upheld a 50 million-euro fine (approximately $56 million) imposed last year on Google for breaching European Union online privacy rules.


Facebook German privacy case referred to European Court

The German Federal Court has referred a lawsuit filed by a consumer protection watchdog alleging privacy violations by Facebook to the Court of Justice of the European Union to see...

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EU privacy rules no obstacle to coronavirus fight; smartphone tracking a no-no

Europe’s privacy rule book does not create obstacles to taking action to curb the coronavirus epidemic but mass tracking of people’s movements and contacts using smartp...