EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) News

India Weighs Comprehensive Data Privacy Bill, Similar to EU’s GDPR

A draft of a sweeping data privacy bill has been submitted to India’s government that, if enacted, will restrict the transfer and storage of information on more than 1 billion people by global technology corporations from Facebook Inc. to Google. …

German Heirs Can Access Deceased Relatives’ Facebook Accounts: Court

Heirs in Germany have the right to access the Facebook accounts of their deceased relatives, a court said in a landmark privacy ruling on Thursday, saying a social media account can be inherited in the same way as letters. The …

UK Regulator Warns Insurers, Banks About Responsible Use of Customers’ Big Data

Britain’s banks and insurers must take the lead in spelling out how they will use data collected from customers or they could face new rules, Financial Conduct Authority Chair Charles Randell said on Wednesday. Financial firms have been using Big …

Facebook Faces £500,000 Fine in UK over Cambridge Analytica Data Privacy Violations

Facebook Inc. could be fined a symbolic 500,000 pounds ($664,000) by the U.K.’s privacy regulator after the social network giant failed to prevent key user data falling into the hands of a political consultancy that helped get President Donald Trump …

World’s Largest Tech Companies May Be Violating EU’s New Data Privacy Law

Some of the world’s largest technology companies might be breaking the European Union’s new data privacy law, according to an analysis of their policies conducted by artificial intelligence software. Researchers from the European Union Institute in Florence worked with an …

Young Consumers Willing to Let Insurers Spy on Digital Data – If It Cuts Premiums

The majority of people between 18 and 34 would be willing to let insurance companies dig through their digital data from social media to health devices if it meant lowering their premiums, a survey shows. In the younger group, 62 …

Massive Cyber Attack of UK Retailer Dixons Carphone Prompts Data Watchdog Probe

The U.K.’s data-protection watchdog said it’s investigating a cyber attack at Dixons Carphone Plc that affected almost 6 million payment cards. The retailer, already struggling with a slowing mobile-phone market in the U.K. and the rise of Amazon.com Inc., said …

GDPR Day 1: Privacy Activist Files Complaints Against Tech Giants Over ‘Forced Consent’

As Europe’s new privacy law took effect on Friday, one activist wasted no time in asserting the additional rights it gives people over the data that companies want to collect about them. Austrian Max Schrems filed complaints against Google , …

GDPR Day 1: Wake-Up Call for Many; Media Sites Shut EU Access

New European privacy regulations went into effect on Friday that will force companies to be more attentive to how they handle customer data. The ramifications were visible from day one, with major U.S.-media outlets including the LA Times and Chicago …

GDPR Day 1: A New Era in Data Privacy Begins

From tech giant Facebook Inc. to libraries and schools, organizations are now subject to the world’s most far-reaching data privacy regulation in a crackdown aimed at protecting people from losing control over their personal information. It’s occupied thousands of lawyers, …