DPA: Grindr 9.6 Million Euro for lack of consent for sharing data to 3rd parties

DPA: Grindr 9.6 Million Euro for lack of consent for sharing data to 3rd parties

Norwegian Data Protection Authority issues intention to fine gay/trans dating app Grindr 9.6 million Euro for lack of consent when sharing data with third parties for marketing purposes. User data included gps location and use of the app, the latter considered to be a special category of personal data (sexual orientation). Fine appears to be roughly 1 % of global turnover.

Read more about this article here: https://www.datatilsynet.no/en/news/2021/intention-to-issue–10-million-fine-to-grindr-llc2/

Users must give explicit consent for Facebook to collect data

Users must give explicit consent for Facebook to collect data

In Germany, Facebook may not continue to collect data from users who have not given their consent. The court stopped this yesterday – as the highest instance in German case law.

The tug-of-war around Facebook dates back to a decision made by the German cartel watchdog, the Bundeskartellamt. He ruled in February 2019 after an investigation of almost three years that Facebook abuses its dominant position.

According to the Bundeskartellamt, the company does this by collecting unsolicited data from Facebook users, for example via likes buttons on other websites. The fact that Facebook links data from Instagram and WhatsApp to Facebook accounts is also not a good idea.

The Bundeskartellamt instructed Facebook to explicitly ask users for permission to link Instagram and WhatsApp data to Facebook profiles. If users do not agree, the company may only use the collected data for the service on which it was collected.

The company should also request permission to link data that the company collects on other websites to Facebook accounts. In addition to like buttons, this also happens with Facebook login buttons and an invisible piece of code.

Read more about this: https://www.spiegel.de/consent-a-?targetUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.spiegel.de%2Fnetzwelt%2Fnetzpolitik%2Fbundesgerichtshof-facebook-muss-seine-profilbildung-vorerst-stoppen-a-0bcf727e-1788-42c0-a261-82e641afaf59&ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.linkedin.com%2Fin%2Fhanskortekaas%2Fdetail%2Frecent-activity%2F

Your TV is watching you, too

Your TV is watching you, too

Why TV sets are getting so cheap? James Carville said: it’s the data, stupid. TVs are in the lucrative business of harvesting and sharing your information. Americans spend an average of 3½ hours in front of a TV each day, according to eMarketer. Your TV records stores the history of your interests, personality, joys and embarrassments. Bad news is legally speaking, you gave your permission by accepting the privacy statement.

Read more about this topic at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/09/18/you-watch-tv-your-tv-watches-back/

AI in battle with GDPR?

AI enables computers to make intelligent decisions in order to perform diverse tasks while operating to learn by collecting, processing, and linking huge amounts of data, of which a large part might be personal data. Also called machine learning, this principle simply means that the more data that is available to be consumed, the better and more credible the AI is. On the other hand, this massive collection of data on which the AI relies on, is problematic from a privacy perspective. That is why the EU has put these activities under a data protection microscope with the GDPR. Questions rise:

– How data is protected and processed?
– Is access given to this information to any party?
– How to organize human intervention?
– What about the data rights of the subject?
– How to withdraw consent?
– How to implement the requirements of the GDPR into AI?

Read more about this topic at: https://brusselstalking.blog/2019/03/07/ai-vs-gdpr-finding-the-balance-between-ethics-and-innovation/

European Parliament approves copyright rules

Platforms like YouTube and Facebook to a set of new obligations to strike licensing deals and face new obligations to monitor their sites for any copyright-infringing content and removing any that falls under those licensing deals.. “Today’s vote ensures the right balance between the interests of all players — users, creators, authors, press — while putting in place proportionate obligations on online platforms,” the Commission said after the vote. “The Directive will improve the position of creators in their negotiations with big platforms which largely benefit from their content.”

Read more about this topic at: https://www.politico.eu/article/european-parliament-approves-copyright-reform-in-final-vote/

Concerned citizens call the European Parliament on Article 13

In the past two weeks, more than 1200 citizens have called European Members to convince them to vote against the proposed new copyright rules. They did this via the website Pledge2019.eu, a campaign website.

With less than two weeks to go to the final vote only the European Parliament can stop the upload filter. On the upload filter in the European Parliament, more than 100 Members of the European Parliament have declared through Pledge2019 to vote against Article 13 of the proposed copyright directive.

Read more about this topic at: https://pledge2019.eu/en

Dutch blacklisted surgeon wins ‘right to be forgotten’ case

A Dutch surgeon formally disciplined for her medical negligence has won a legal action to remove Google search results about her case in a landmark “right to be forgotten” ruling.The judge said that while the information on the website with reference to the failings of the doctor in 2014 was correct, the pejorative name of the blacklist site suggested she was unfit to treat people, and that was not supported by the disciplinary panel’s findings.

Read more about this topic at: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jan/21/dutch-surgeon-wins-landmark-right-to-be-forgotten-case-google