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.

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.

Posted by Alan Littler

Google’s huge GDPR fine – what, when and why?

Posted on January 22, 2019

Yesterday, tech giant Google was fined €50m (£44m) for breaching the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduced in the EU last year. It’s the first major GDPR fine, and easily the largest to date.

GDPR is now clearly a serious issue, but for many business owners, it remains something of a mystery, so what is this (more…)

Posted by John Murray

A review of the online world in 2018

Posted on December 28, 2018

As we enter the final days of 2018, now is a good time to reflect on the past 12 months and the big headlines that shook the (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Google reveals 2018’s trending topics

Posted on December 13, 2018

As has become customary at this time of year, search giant Google has released its annual analysis on what users have been typing into its iconic search engine over the past 12 months.

The creation of this (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler
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