European Commission probing Google data collection, adtech

(Jan 19, 2021) Politico reports leaked documents show the European Commission has begun two informal investigations into Google's data practices. According to questionnaire... Read More

Google addresses Fitbit privacy concerns

(Jan 15, 2021) Google announced its acquisition of Fitbit is complete. In a blog post, Google Senior Vice President of Devices and Services Rick Osterloh addressed privacy ... Read More

Comscore to launch cookie-free audience targeting tool

(Jan 13, 2021) MediaPost reports Comscore plans to launch a cookie-free audience targeting tool in the first quarter of 2021. The Predictive Audiences solution uses "privac... Read More

CMA to investigate impact of Google's Privacy Sandbox

(Jan 8, 2021) The U.K. Competition and Markets Authority announced it will investigate Google's Read More

Google plans to comply with Apple's Privacy Labels policy in upcoming days

(Jan 6, 2021) TechCrunch reports Google plans to comply with Apple's Stor... Read More

A roundup of US data breach settlements

(Dec 21, 2020) The Office of Connecticut Attorney General William Tong Read More

Why you shouldn't let even the oddest IoT devices thwart your holiday

(Dec 18, 2020) There are an estimated 50 billion Internet-of-Things devices currently in existence, and as IAPP Associate Editor Ryan Chiavetta, CIPP/US, writes, "when you ... Read More

EU accepts $2.1B Google, Fitbit deal with data restrictions

(Dec 18, 2020) As part of the European Commission’s acceptance of its $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit, Google promises not to use the health tracker data for advertising... Read More

Facebook temporarily suspends Instagram, Messenger features for EU users

(Dec 18, 2020) Facebook plans to temporarily suspend features in both Instagram and its Messenger application for European users to comply with changes in the ePrivacy Dire... Read More

Yes, you should be careful with smart litter boxes this holiday season

(Dec 18, 2020) Last Christmas, I bought a smartwatch; But that data you say, you gave it away?This year, to save me from tearsI'm going to ha... Read More