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28/07/2021 1:52 pm

In some California privacy cases, analytics trackers are in the crosshairs — and violators could be charged by the cookie

“Why would I care about cookies?” The question was one privacy lawyer Odia Kagan heard from a client back before January 2020 when California’s privacy law went into effect, and companies engaged in cookie tracking thought there might be more...
27/07/2021 3:59 pm

Big Tech Is Pushing States to Pass Privacy Laws, and Yes, You Should Be Suspicious

The Markup reviewed existing and proposed legislation, committee testimony, and lobbying records in more than 20 states and identified 14 states with privacy bills built upon the same industry-backed framework as Virginia’s, or with weaker models. The bills are backed by a who’s who of Big Tech–funded interest groups and are being shepherded through Read more on ImagineBC. Register!
15/06/2021 3:20 pm

Facebook Still Doesn’t Get It – People Actually Care About Their Privacy

Facebook is still bitter about Apple’s latest update to iOS. As a reminder, Apple added a requirement to iOS 14.5, known as App Tracking Transparency (ATT) that requires developers to request permission before tracking users. It’s not all that surprising...
15/06/2021 3:02 pm

As ad tech firms test ways to connect Google’s FLoC to other data, privacy watchers see fears coming true

Google’s automated cookieless ad targeting method — or Federated Learning of Cohorts — is supposed to protect privacy by providing people with a greater degree of anonymity than the third-party cookie offered. Instead, it may make it quicker and easier...
15/06/2021 3:01 pm

Data isn’t oil, whatever tech commentators tell you: it’s people’s lives

The phrase “data is the new oil” is the cliche du jour of the tech industry. It was coined by Clive Humby, the genius behind Tesco’s loyalty card, who argued that data was “just like crude. It’s valuable, but if...
15/06/2021 12:20 pm

These Apps Collect the Most Personal Data

A study by pCloud concluded that social media and food delivery apps sell the most personal data to third-party advertisers. But a recent survey showed that four out of five people don’t want their personal data collected or shared without...
15/06/2021 12:15 pm

Colorado Passes Privacy Law Giving Residents Right To Opt Out Of Ad Targeting

Colorado lawmakers Tuesday passed a privacy bill that would require companies to honor consumers’ requests to opt out of targeted advertising — including requests consumers make through browser settings or other global mechanisms. The bill was unanimously approved Tuesday by...