Regulatory (37)

Instagram’s Child Data Privacy Under EU Probe

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner is investigating complaints about how Instagram processes the personal data of children. So reports Yahoo Finance.


Social Media Giants Face Call for Security Rules After Twitter Probe

If Facebook, Twitter and other key social media companies can’t lock down their cybersecurity, a regulator should be set up to help them do the job.


House Passes IoT Security Legislation

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that aims to shore up the security of federal devices connected to the internet. So reports The Hill.


California’s Privacy Law Spurs Class Action Against Minted

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the new state privacy law that took effect in January, has fueled a proposed class action lawsuit against online stationery marketplace Minted. So reports Reuters.


Why the Feds Rebooted Their Security Fight with Apple

U.S. authorities’ decision to resume a long-standing cybersecurity beef with Apple appears to signal a broader battle in Congress.


UK Supreme Court Decides on 'Rogue Employee' Data Breach

In a key decision, the UK Supreme Court has found that supermarket chain Morrisons was not liable for a data breach carried out by a former internal auditor at the company. So reports Accountancy Daily.


Facebook to Pay $550M in Facial-recognition Settlement

Facebook has announced a $550 million settlement in a 2015 class action lawsuit that claimed the social-media giant’s facial recognition tools violated Illinois state law. So reports Recode.


Salesforce Breached California’s New Privacy Act: Lawsuit

One of the first federal lawsuits to claim violations of California’s sweeping new privacy law targets and a children’s clothing retailer that used the company’s e-commerce company’s cloud services. So reports Bloomberg Law.


Fines Under Europe’s Privacy Law Top $126M Already

Total financial penalties for data breaches under Europe’s stricter privacy rules have already exceeded 114 million euros, or $126 million, according to law firm DLA Piper. So reports Reuters.


Facebook’s 'Deepfakes' Policy Draws Fire on Capitol Hill

A new Facebook policy against so-called deepfakes has come under criticism from a senior U.S. lawmaker shortly after being announced. So reports MarketWatch.


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