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EU parliament calls for Privacy Shield to be pulled until US complies – TechCrunch

The European Parliament has been making its presence felt today. As well as reopening democratic debate around a controversial digital copyright reform proposal by voting against it being fast-tracked, MEPs have adopted a resolution calling for the suspension of the EU-US Privacy Shield. The parliamentarians’ view...

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AI spots legal problems with tech T&Cs in GDPR research project – TechCrunch

Technology is the proverbial double-edged sword. And an experimental European research project is ensuring this axiom cuts very close to the industry’s bone indeed by applying machine learning technology to critically sift big tech’s privacy policies — to see whether AI can automatically identify violations...

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Audit of NHS Trust’s app project with DeepMind raises more questions than it answers – TechCrunch

A third party audit of a controversial patient data-sharing arrangement between a London NHS Trust and Google DeepMind appears to have skirted over the core issues that generated the controversy in the first place. The audit (full report here) — conducted by law firm Linklaters —...

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Europe’s top court takes a broad view of privacy responsibilities around platforms – TechCrunch

An interesting ruling by Europe’s top court could have some major implications for data mining tech giants like Facebook and Google, along with anyone who administers pages that allow platforms to collect and process their visitors’ personal data — such as a Facebook fan...

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Facebook says it “disagrees” with the New York Times’ criticisms of its device-integrated APIs – TechCrunch

Facebook has responded to a New York Times story that raises privacy concerns about the company’s device-integrated APIs, saying that it “disagree[s] with the issues they’ve raised about these APIs.” Headined “Facebook Gave Device Makers Deep Access to Data on Users and Friends,” the New...

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To truly protect citizens, lawmakers need to restructure their regulatory oversight of big tech – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Gillian Hadfield Contributor More posts by this contributor To control AI, we need to understand more about humans If members of the European Parliament thought they could bring Mark Zuckerberg to heel with his recent appearance, they underestimated the enormous gulf between 21st century companies and their last-century...

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Facebook, Google face first GDPR complaints over “forced consent” – TechCrunch

[ad_1] After two years coming down the pipe at tech giants, Europe’s new privacy framework, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is now being applied — and long time Facebook privacy critic, Max Schrems, has wasted no time in filing four complaints relating to (certain)...

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Instapaper on pause in Europe to fix GDPR compliance “issue” – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Remember Instapaper? The Pinterest-owned, read-it-later bookmarking service is taking a break in Europe — apparently while it works on achieving compliance with the region’s updated privacy framework, GDPR, which will start being applied from tomorrow. Instapaper’s notification does not say how long the self-imposed...

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Where to watch Zuckerberg’s meeting with EU MEPs on Tuesday – TechCrunch

[ad_1] The Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s meeting with elected representatives of the European Union’s ~500 million citizens will be livestreamed after all, it was confirmed today. MEPs had been angered by the original closed door format of the meeting, which was announced by the EU...

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Zuckerberg will meet with European parliament in private next week – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Who says privacy is dead? Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to take European parliamentarians’ questions about how his platform impacts the privacy of hundreds of millions of European citizens — but only behind closed doors. Where no one except a handful of...

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