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France Fines Discord under GDPR

The French data privacy authority (DPA) announced that it will fine Discord, Inc. 800,000 euros under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Discord is a social messaging platform popular with gamers,...

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Biden’s Executive Order Implementing New EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework to Replace Privacy Shield

President Biden recently signed an executive order establishing the implementation of the new EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework, which would provide for the possibility of the lawful transfer of personal data from...

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U.K. Unveils Replacement GDPR, then Retracts It

When the U.K. withdrew from the European Union (EU), its General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) status was one of many headaches for regulators to figure out. After drawn-out negotiations over points...

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Ireland Fines Instagram €405 Million for Children’s Data Violations

Ireland’s Data Privacy Commissioner will reportedly fine Instagram for its handling of children’s data. According to an investigation that began in 2020, Instagram published emails and phone numbers for children ages...

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Google Analytics Runs Afoul of GDPR

Recent reports from several European Data Protection Authorities (DPAs), the bodies empowered to regulate consumer privacy under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), have ruled that Google Analytics violates the law....

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Data Minimization: What Is It and Why Practice It?

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) first launched the concept of data minimization, which states that a data controller should limit the collection of personal information to what is...

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New Poll Underscores Growing Support for National Data Privacy Legislation

Over half of all Americans would support a federal data privacy law, according to a recent poll from Politico and Morning Consult. The poll found that 56 percent of registered voters...

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Irish DPA Hits WhatsApp with $266M Fine for Alleged GDPR Violations

When GDPR became effective three years ago, companies took notice of the fines and penalties attached to violations of the stringent privacy law—4 percent of global annual sales. The fines have...

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Episode 211: Scrapin’ ain’t Hackin’. Or is it?

Is scraping the same as hacking or just an example of “zealous” use of a social media platform? And if it isn’t considered hacking…should it be? As more and more online...

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Episode 206: What Might A Federal Data Privacy Law Mean In the US?

In this episode of the podcast (#206): with movement towards passage of a federal data privacy law stronger than ever, we invite two experts in to the Security Ledger studio to...

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