Latest data privacy publications


Facebook is going to start paying users for their data

Study app will compensate users for allowing the social network access to data on how they use other apps on their phone Facebook has launched a new app which will pay users to allow the social network to collect data on how people use their device and the apps downloaded to it. The new app,… Read More


US judge orders Facebook to turn over data privacy records

An investor is seeking company records to probe potential mismanagement by directors at the social media giant A US judge has ordered Facebook to turn over internal records regarding data privacy and access to user data. The ruling in the state of Delaware involves an investor lawsuit seeking company records to investigate potential wrongdoing and… Read More


Google admits storing G Suite user passwords in plain text for 14 years

The Alphabet subsidiary is the latest tech giant to be caught neglecting basic data protection standards An unknown number of Google passwords belonging to the company’s enterprise customers have been stored in plain text for 14 years, the tech giant has admitted. Passwords are usually scrambled in an unreadable format known as hashing, but some… Read More


Facebook embarrassed by yet another huge data flop-up

Social network uploaded 1.5 million users’ email contacts without their permission Facebook harvested the email contacts of more than 1.5 million new users who joined the site since 2016, without their consent. The social network has said it “unintentionally uploaded” the email contacts after asking some users to email passwords when signing up to the… Read More


Facebook under criminal investigation for illegal data-sharing

The social network is accused of sharing private data with around 150 companies Facebook is under criminal investigation in the US over the alleged sharing of user data with some of the world’s biggest tech firms, a report has claimed. At least two manufacturers of smartphones and other devices have been asked to submit records… Read More



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