GDPR:

Facebook to pay record fine to resolve privacy concerns

Posted on July 30, 2019

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the USA, social networking company Facebook is to pay a record fine of (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Adding a cookie policy to your site – Part 2: How?

Posted on July 29, 2019

Last week, we discussed the reasons why your site should have a cookie policy. If you’re not sure why, or don’t understand what cookies are, have a read of Friday’s blog.

Today, we’re going to look at how to do it.

How do I find out what cookies my site is using?

There are free (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Adding a cookie policy to your site – Part 1: Why?

Posted on July 26, 2019

In the post-GDPR online world, you might well have seen so many pop-ups about cookie policies by now, you’ve started agreeing to them by instinct. It’s easy to see them as irritating, but from a webmaster’s perspective, they’re essential to making sure your site is compliant with data protection.

Your site’s visitors need to understand (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Facebook ousted from ethical companies index

Posted on June 18, 2019

Following a rough couple of years for social networking enterprise Facebook, which has seen the company at the centre of numerous privacy scandals, it has now been knocked off an index that records socially (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Facebook set to face Austrian GDPR case following court intervention

Posted on June 17, 2019

A case filed against Facebook immediately after the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect seems likely to go ahead, following approval from the Austrian Supreme Court.

Max Schrems, an Austrian lawyer and co-founder of the digital rights organisation noyb, filed complaints against Facebook, Google and other major tech companies as soon as GDPR became official on (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Twitter users see accounts suspended after falling for hoax

Posted on March 29, 2019

Microblogging site Twitter has issued a warning to its users after learning about a hoax spreading around the site.

The latest prank to be going (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Is China’s scary Social Credit System the future?

Posted on February 19, 2019

Any Brit who has ever applied for a credit card, mortgage or other loan will be familiar with the concept of credit scores, but a big data system set to come into force in China by next year takes the idea to a whole new and somewhat disconcerting level.

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Posted by John Murray

Germany tells Facebook to restrict data collection

Posted on February 15, 2019

The German competitions regulation, the Federal Cartel Office (FCO), has ordered social networking site Facebook to considerably restrict the ways it collects and combines user data, unless consent is specifically given by the user.

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Posted by Alan Littler
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