Online Privacy News and Views
Facebook has announced the launch of a new online advertising platform that looks set to take consumer tracking to a whole new level, and is likely to open up a new front in the battle for online privacy. It may also be in breach of EU marketing and privacy rules.
In a decision that may have wide reaching consequences the European Court of Justice has ruled that search engines should be held responsible for the protection of personal data in search results, even if the data concerned is legally available elsewhere.
Today is Safer Internet Day – where many worthy organisations come together to promote online safety – especially for the young and vulnerable. But the organisers have failed to deliver on online privacy.
As part of its commitment of Data Protection Day (or Data Privacy Day for North Americans) Microsoft yesterday released results of a new consumer survey about attitudes to privacy.
Today is Data Protection Day in the EU, and Data Privacy Day in the USA and Canada. It’s a time when privacy people will be engaged in all sorts of initiatives to help raise awareness and educate colleagues, customers and citizens about their respective rights and responsibilities. In this article I look at the interplay between law and ethics when it comes to the handling of personal information.
The Guardian has reported this week on findings by the GlobalWebIndex (GWI), which they claim show that privacy concerns amongst consumers have led to dramatic increase in the use of privacy enhancing tools. According to the report, GWI is suggesting that over half of the world’s internet users, 56% feel that personal privacy is being eroded - and they are doing something about it.
There has been much talk in privacy circles this week about a delay to the schedule for bringing the new EU Data Protection Regulation into force. But what is really going on?
The Cookie Law and the proposed EU Data Protection Regulation (DPR) appear to be contradicting each other. Which one will win out when the DPR comes into force as expected?