US lawmakers question Facebook on targeted ads for teens

(Nov 23, 2021) MediaPost reports U.S. lawmakers want Facebook to detail its targeted advertising practices against teenagers. U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., with Reps. Kathy... Read More

TikTok users begin filing claims for $92M settlement for data harvesting

(Nov 18, 2021) ByteDance began accepting claims from TikTok users following the preliminary Read More

Notes from the Asia-Pacific region, 5 Nov. 2021

(Nov 4, 2021) Dear privacy pros, As always, it has been another interesting week in the privacy world, with no shortage of exciting new developments for you to dig... Read More

Facebook to close its facial recognition system, but will it start a paradigm shift?

(Nov 3, 2021) Facebook said it plans to shut down its facial recognition system this month and delete the face prints of more than 1 billion users, a change the company sa... Read More

Will Facebook’s facial recognition system shutdown start a paradigm shift?

(Nov 3, 2021) Facebook said it plans to shut down its facial recognition system this month and delete the face prints of more than 1 billion users, a change the company sa... Read More

OPC not consulted on online harms bill

(Oct 29, 2021) A spokesperson for the Office of the Privacy Commissioner said the OPC "was not consulted" on the Liberal Party's online harms bill, though it deals with onl... Read More

House Republicans ask social media companies to turn over mental health research

(Oct 26, 2021) In letters sent Oct. 25, U.S. House Republicans asked Snap, Tiktok and YouTube to provide any "internal research or study" and communications on how their pl... Read More

Facebook CEO to be added as respondent in privacy lawsuit

(Oct 20, 2021) The New York Times reports Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg is expected to be added as a respondent in a privacy lawsuit by the attorney gene... Read More

Court confirms Irish DPC 450K euro fine against Twitter

(Oct 19, 2021) The Irish Data Protection Commission’s 450,000 euro fine against Twitter has been confirmed in the Dublin Circuit Court. The decision, finalized in December ... Read More

Tech conference continues to discuss privacy, tech with CEOs and a US senator

(Oct 19, 2021) The Wall Street Journal's hybrid Tech Live conference continues Tuesday and will feature Big Tech executives and a U.S. senator to speak on technology and pr... Read More