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A ‘Cookie Pledge’ Claims It’ll Free You From All Those Annoying Cookie Popups

Tired of dealing with popups begging you to accept cookies? Blame the EU. In 2018, Europe unleashed a groundbreaking privacy law called the GDPR that, among a billion other things, makes websites ask permission before tracking you with cookies. A lot of companies switched their whole systems over rather than building special European versions of their websites. It’s a privacy improvement, but the downside is the web bombarding everyone on the planet with cookie popups. EU regulators know this sucks, but now they’ve got…

meta: Meta faces $100K daily fine from Norway regulator over privacy concerns in user advertising

Meta will face a hefty fine over advertising practices that violate user privacy, Norway's data protection authority said Monday, unless the Facebook and Instagram owner takes action to comply with the law. Norwegian regulator Datatilsynet says that behavioral advertising - a common marketing model that profiles users by collection information like their physical locations, among other data - without consent is illegal. Because of this, Datatilsynet imposing a "temporary ban" of such practices on Facebook and Instagram.…

Norway fines Facebook parent Meta, to start charging the company $100,000 daily from August 4

Norway's data protection authority Datatilsynet has a warning for Facebook and Instagram owner Meta Platforms. In a notice, Datatilsynet said that Meta will be fined one million crowns ($100,000) per day over privacy breaches unless it takes remedial action. The move is likely to have wider European implications. According to a report in news agency Reuters, the notice said Meta cannot harvest user data in Norway, such as users' physical locations, and use it to target advertising at them. "It is so clear that this is…

European privacy watchdog creates ChatGPT task force

The body that unites Europe's national privacy watchdogs said on Thursday it had set up a task force on ChatGPT, a potentially important first step toward a common policy on setting privacy rules on artificial intelligence. The move by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) follows a unilateral move by Italy last month to curb ChatGPT - a stance that Germany's commissioner for data protection said could be followed in Europe's biggest economy. ChatGPT, an AI program that grabbed the public's attention for its ability…

dark patterns: Ecommerce ‘dark patterns’ an unfair trade practice: Govt

Have you ever tried to buy something online only to notice, at the final checkout page, some extra item had been sneakily added into your cart? Or while booking an airline ticket you are informed “Only 2 seats left at this price” to create a sense of urgency to make an immediate decision? Known as dark patterns, these user interfaces are crafted to trick or manipulate users into making choices that are detrimental to their interest and the Indian government is looking to frame regulations to restrict the usage of dark…

Google is in trouble because of it’s unclear language during sign up: Know-more

Image Source : FREEPIK Google is in trouble because of it's unclear language during sign up: Know-more Google faced a backlash by the European consumer groups as they filed a new privacy complaint against the tech giant. The company has been alleged for using deceptive design, misleading choices and unclear language when consumers sign-up for a new Google account in order to encourage more extensive and invasive data processing. Contrary to its claims, the tech giant is thwarting consumers who want to better protect…