The Thursday decision from Ireland's Data Protection Commission handed down the second-largest fine under Europe's privacy law.
Apple has taken the modest but long overdue step of extending a decade-old technology to protect children online, with appropriate protections for user privacy.
A Dutch consumer group ordered TikTok to pay more than $1 million Thursday after alleged data privacy breaches against Dutch children, whose personal data was purportedly collected unlawfully.
When Robert G. Reeve returned from a weeklong stay at his mother's house, he received a Twitter ad for the toothpaste she uses. As this was definitely not a coincidence, he took to Twitter to explain why this happens, and how data privacy really works.
On Tuesday, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights ruled that British intelligence-gathering practices violated human rights.
According to the South China Morning Post, a user of the Chinese developer forum V2EX published a post last week detailing that his Skyworth smart TV was scanning data every 10 minutes and gathered information such as the Wifi network the TV was connected to, the user's IP address and device names.
"Google has exposed GAEN participants' private personal and medical information associated with contact tracing, including notifications to Android device users of their potential exposure to COVID-19," a complaint filed against the tech giant reads.
A new report from researchers based in the United Kingdom found nearly a dozen "smart" doorbells sold on Amazon and eBay posed significant threats to consumers' data privacy.
The Vivaldi browser has launched Break Mode, a new feature designed to improve your remote working habits.
After nearly two months, Twitter has brought back the ability for users to download their personal data from the site.
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There are ways to facilitate contact tracing in the hopes of preventing new deadly spikes of the coronavirus. But it may feel like a choice between your privacy and your life.
After a judge awarded nearly $80 million to the attorneys, claimants in the Equifax case are unlikely to receive the $125 payout.
Right now, after you click "I agree," companies face almost no legal limits on what they can do with your personal data for their own profit. It's past time for us to take back the right to our digital selves.
A record-setting settlement allows consumers to claim up to $20,000 from Equifax, but smaller amounts can be claimed with relative ease.
"There is a golden opportunity for the U.S. to take the lead on data privacy globally and demonstrate how data protection can be an economic driver for growth and innovation."
The EU's top court found that the Jehovah's Witnesses' door-to-door preaching is a form of data collection and requires consent.
In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook faced new questions over its data-sharing ties to major technology firms.