Tag: EU

European Consumer Groups Want Regulators to Act Against Google Tracking

Consumer agencies in the Netherlands, Poland and five other European Union countries asked privacy regulators on Tuesday to take action against Google for allegedly tracking the movements of millions of users in breach of the bloc’s new privacy law. Google is already facing a lawsuit in the United States for allegedly tracking phone users regardless of […]

6 days until the EU votes on an extinction-level event for the internet: here’s what they’ll debate

In six days, the EU will debate and vote on a pair of copyright regulations that constitute an extinction-level event for the internet: “censorship machines” (Article 13, forcing all user-generated text, video, photos, code, etc through copyright filters that anyone can add anything to; anything judged to be a copyrighted work is automatically censored) and “the link tax” (users […]

EU GDPR Rollout: Complaints Against Google, Facebook Under New Privacy Law

A group that campaigns for data protection rights in Europe says it’s filed legal complaints against Google, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp over the way they obtain users’ consent under new EU privacy rules – General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Starting Friday, companies that collect or process the personal information of EU residents must comply with new rules that protect the privacy of […]