EU privacy watchdog: Big tech firms are ‚blackmailing’ users into agreeing with their new data terms

EU privacy watchdog: Big tech firms are ‚blackmailing’ users into agreeing with their new data terms

Giovanni Buttarelli, the European Data Protection Supervisor. European Data Protection Supervisor Big tech companies are „blackmailing” their users into agreeing to new data terms they have introduced to comply with sweeping new European privacy laws, according to the EU’s data watchdog. Giovanni Buttarelli, the European Data Protection Supervisor, told Business Insider that he has concerns…

What you need to know about GDPR, the new EU privacy rules that have Silicon Valley scrambling to keep up

What you need to know about GDPR, the new EU privacy rules that have Silicon Valley scrambling to keep up

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Leah Millis / Reuters New regulations in the European Union are making a major headache for Silicon Valley. Tech companies are currently scrambling to get ready before May 25th, the date that will see the implementation of a major new piece of European data privacy legislation: GDPR. Here’s the quick-and-dirty version…

Facebook’s new privacy scandal has come at the worst possible time for the company

Facebook’s new privacy scandal has come at the worst possible time for the company

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivering the keynote address at Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference on April 18 in San Jose, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Some Facebook users have found that the company stored message and call logs from their phones. The company said it had permission to collection the information. It looks as if it’s due…