WhatsApp halts privacy policy change

(Jan 19, 2021) WhatsApp announced it will delay the rollout of its new privacy policy follo... Read More

Facebook files lawsuit against browser extension developer for scraping user data

(Jan 15, 2021) Facebook filed a lawsuit in Portugal against software company Oink and Stuff for developing browser extensions that scraped data from user sites, ZDNet repor... Read More

Notes from the IAPP Europe Managing Director, 15 Jan. 2020

(Jan 14, 2021) Greetings from Brussels! There has been a fair bit of movement and activity across the professional instant messaging landscape in the last few days ... Read More

CES: Big tech privacy pros optimistic over federal US privacy law outlook

(Jan 14, 2021) With the Biden Administration set to take over in Washington and bipartisan support coming from Capitol Hill, a federal U.S. privacy law could in fact become... Read More

Big Tech privacy pros express optimism for federal US privacy law

(Jan 14, 2021) A new year now adorns our calendars, and 2021 is expected to have its fair share of developments that privacy professionals will monitor with anticipation. Read More

TikTok announces privacy changes for users under 18

(Jan 13, 2021) In a blog post, TikTok’s Head of Privacy Europe Elaine Fox announced privacy changes for users under 18. The default setting for users under 16 will be priva... Read More

WeChat users file privacy suit against Tencent

(Jan 12, 2021) Bloomberg reports a group of California-based WeChat users filed a suit against Tencent Holdings, the application's parent company, over potential privacy ri... Read More

WhatsApp privacy changes spark concern

(Jan 11, 2021) Turkey's government is dropping WhatsApp following a new policy that will allow it to share data with Facebook, its parent company, Bloomberg reports. Groups... Read More

WhatsApp to share user data with Facebook

(Jan 7, 2021) PCMag reports a change in WhatsApp's privacy policy will require it share with Facebook the data of users who joined after 2016. The data to be shared includ... Read More

Austrian court sides with Facebook in explicit consent case

(Jan 4, 2021) The Higher Regional Court of Vienna in Austria ruled Facebook can lawfully use personal data without obtaining explicit consent from users, Telecompaper repo... Read More