Google data privacy News

EU’s Landmark Data Privacy Law, GDPR, Already Providing Global Standard

A landmark European privacy law is making waves worldwide a year after it came into force, fundamentally changing the way data are handled as Facebook, Apple and Google face increasingly frequent complaints. Adopted on May 25 last year, the General …

France Fines Google $57M for Breaching EU’s Data Privacy Rules Under GDPR

France’s data protection watchdog fined Alphabet’s Google 50 million euros ($57 million) on Monday [Jan. 21] for breaching European Union online privacy rules, the biggest such penalty levied against a U.S. tech giant. The French regulator said the world’s biggest …

Judge Dismisses Privacy Suit Against Google Over Facial Recognition Technology

A lawsuit filed against Google by users who said the world’s largest search engine violated their privacy by using facial recognition technology was dismissed by a judge on Saturday. U.S. District Judge Edmond E. Chang in Chicago cited a lack …

IBM Joins Critics Calling for Regulation of Tech Firms’ Personal Data Use

International Business Machines Corp. Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty joined a growing chorus of tech executives lambasting web platforms, like Google and Facebook Inc., over their collection of user data and urged governments to target regulation at those companies. Without …

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 …

Microsoft to Extend EU Data Privacy Rights Globally. Facebook, Google Not Quite.

Microsoft promised this week to give users worldwide the same data and privacy rights Europeans will get under new regulations there. That’s in contrast to some of its tech rivals, who are hedging on how much privacy protections will change …