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Europe can live without Facebook and Instagram

Ireland's data protection regulator has moved a step closer to a ruling that could halt EU-US data transfers from Meta-owned Facebook and Instagram, according to an updated draft shared with other EU regulators on Thursday, Reuters...

The EU and the US agreed “in principle” on a new data transfer agreement

The European Union and the United States announced on Friday that they had agreed "in principle" on a new framework for cross-border data transfer, providing relief to tech giants such as Meta and Google. According to CNBC,...

France: Fines of € 150 million on Google and € 60 million on Facebook for their cookies

Cnil, the French privacy authority, has imposed heavy fines of € 150 million and € 60 million respectively on Google and Facebook for their practices on cookies, digital crawlers used specifically for targeted advertising. The amount of...

Israel, China, Singapore use surveillance tech to track Covid-19

From Israel to South Korea to China, governments around the world are using technology to track the coronavirus outbreak as they race to stem its spread. But how long will it last and is this an infringement of privacy, rights groups have asked.In China,...

Singapore to make contact tracing tech open source

Medical staff walk to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases building at Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore on January 31, 2020.Roslan Rahman | APF | Getty ImagesLess than a week after launching an app to track potential exposure to the coronavirus, Singapore is...