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ICO offers update on adtech investigation
The U.K. Information Commissioner's Office offered an update into its investigation on the advertising technology industry. ICO Executive Director of Technology and Innovation Simon McDougall wrote in a blog post the agency is pleased with how the industry has responded to its warnings. McDougall po...
Italian DPA issues 11.5M euro GDPR fine
Italian data protection authority, the Garante, has announced an 11.5 million euro fine against gas and electric company Eni Gas e Luce for violations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The fine relates to EGL's data processing for telemarketing activities and the activation of unsolicite...
FBI nabs website for selling breached records
Silicon Republic reports the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has shut down WeLeakInfo.com for selling personal records from data breaches over the last three years. According to the FBI, the website collected personal information from more than 10,000 data breaches and then sold access to the r...
NIST unveils first version of privacy framework
The National Institute of Standards and Technology announced the release of the "NIST Privacy Framework: A Tool for Improving Privacy through Enterprise Risk Management." Following stakeholder feedback on a draft of the framework, NIST's published framework provides "a useful set of privacy protecti...
EU regulators eyeing clampdown on digital assistants
Bloomberg reports EU privacy regulators have their sights set on policing voice assistants following allegations of workers snooping on users. Luxembourg National Data Protection Commission President Tine Larsen has indicated regulators are working toward a unified approach to regulating big tech co...