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

Google accused of violating GDPR privacy policies

Posted on November 30, 2018

Search giant Google is facing its first challenge relating to the GDPR policy after various consumer groups across seven different European countries filed complaints against the company’s location tracking software.

The European Consumer Organisation, of (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Is GDPR set to hit the States?

Posted on October 31, 2018

Here at Engage Web, our lives have never been quite the same since May 25th, when the EU’s legendary GDPR officially came into force and enriched our lives with its saccharine-sweet compliance-oriented caress. So touched were we by this innovative and fascinating piece of legislation, we even felt moved to compose an ode in its glory and now consider ourselves very much prophets of the holy script 2016/679.

OK, I’m being a bit sarcastic. GDPR is very (more…)

Posted by John Murray
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