personal data

General Data Protection Regulation

GDPR close to one year anniversary; Has lived up to its potential?

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation was celebrated as a revolution in how internet privacy could be legislated. It was a reaction to long-term concerns in the EU ... Read More
General Data Protection Regulation

Europe’s new privacy law will change the web and more

Consumers have long wondered just what Google and Facebook know about them, and who else can access their personal data. But internet giants have little incentive to give straight ... Read More
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EU Court Says Data-Transfer Pact With U.S. Violates Privacy

Decision will affect about 4,500 companies that move, store personal data The European Union’s highest court on Tuesday struck down a trans-Atlantic pact used by thousands of companies to ... Read More
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The dark market for personal data urges for new laws

Companies should disclose the information they sell about us. Having eroded privacy for decades, shady, poorly regulated data miners, brokers and resellers have now taken creepy classification to a ... Read More

How much is your personal data worth?

British ministers are looking at changes that will allow HMRC to sell taxpayers’ data to third parties. Putting aside the privacy issues, how much is personal data worth? As ... Read More
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