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UK Data Watchdog Says TikTok Could Face £27 Million Fine
The UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) said on Monday that TikTok could face a £27 million fine for potentially failing to protect children's privacy on its...
Australia to Amend Privacy Laws After Optus Breach
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Monday revealed that the country would make changes to its privacy laws to compel companies to report cybersecurity breaches to banks...
Pro-Privacy Tech Companies Push for Historic Antitrust Bill
Thirteen pro-privacy companies, including DuckDuckGo, Brave, Proton, and Mozilla, co-signed a letter to the US Congress on Tuesday, calling for the house to put the American...
Maine’s Consumer Privacy Law Stands Strong, ISPs Drop Lawsuit
Maine's strict "opt-in" privacy law has come out victorious following a long-running legal battle with major telecommunications groups looking to more easily collect and sell...
Instagram Hit With €405M EU Fine for Mishandling Teens’ Data
Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) levied a €405 million (approximately $403 million) fine on Instagram for mishandling teenagers' data under EU law. The DPC went after...
FTC Sues Data Broker, Says Practices Put Abortion-Seekers at Risk
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a lawsuit against data broker Kochava for selling geolocation information and other sensitive data collected from hundreds of...
Facebook, Instagram In-App Browsers Can Track You: Study
Meta alters the code of websites iOS users visit using Facebook and Instagram in-app browsers. This could allow the company to track everything users do online and collect...
Australian Court Fines Google $42.7M for Privacy Misconduct
The Australian competition watchdog announced today that Google has been fined $42.7 million ($60m Australian) for unlawfully collecting users' personal Android location...
DuckDuckGo Browser to Block Microsoft Trackers Following Backlash
Following a backlash from users and privacy advocates, search engine DuckDuckGo has announced that it will start blocking Microsoft's trackers on third-party websites. While...