Notes from the IAPP Europe Managing Director, 2 Oct. 2020

(Oct 1, 2020) Greetings from Brussels! You may recall from last week’s notes my reference to the FT interview with Thierry Breton, EU commissioner for internal mar... Read More

How social media's use of personal data affects democracy

(Sep 29, 2020) In the constant churn of national and international news, it’s easy for important items to get overlooked — even when the story is one that helps explain how... Read More

Analyzing how social media platforms' use of personal data impacts democracy

(Sep 29, 2020) Almost lost in the ever-changing news cycle was a report detailing the extent to which social media is leveraged to amplify false and misleading content rela... Read More

Industry professionals form board to review Facebook’s content moderation decisions

(Sep 28, 2020) A group of 25 industry professionals in academics, civil rights, politics and journalism formed the Real Facebook Oversight Board to analyze and critique Fac... Read More

TikTok to reveal algorithms

(Jul 30, 2020) TikTok’s new CEO, Kevin Mayer, said the company will release details on its content moderation algorithms and provide its data flows to regulators, Axios rep... Read More

India bans mobile apps over privacy concerns

(Jul 9, 2020) TikTok is among 59 Chinese mobile apps that have been banned in India, accused by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of breaching users’ ... Read More

Another round of privacy-themed movies for your quarantine queue

(Jun 23, 2020) While the world has slowly started to open up, the COVID-19 pandemic has not ended, as you may have noticed. Unless, that is, you're lucky enough to live in ... Read More

Controversial 'fake news' bill could set back privacy protections for Brazilians

(Jun 23, 2020) Brazil took a huge and long-awaited step in 2018 with the enactment of its overdue Brazilian Data Protection Law: a comprehensive EU General Data Protection ... Read More

How Brazil's 'Fake News Law Project' may impact the LGPD

(Jun 23, 2020) A proposal soon to be voted in the Brazilian Senate introduces practices that directly affect privacy rights of Brazilian citizens and may provide a consider... Read More

Facebook announces 20 members of global Oversight Board

(May 7, 2020) Facebook announced the first 20 members of its global Oversight Board, formed to oversee the company’s privacy efforts as a requirement of its $5 billion fin... Read More