EPIC Asks FTC and EDPB to Suspend Transfer of Facebook User Data to Social Science One

EPIC has sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission and the European Data Protection Board urging the suspension of a proposed study that will disclose user data to third parties without their consent. EPIC warned that the Social Science One project transfer likely violates…

EPIC to European Data Protection Board: GDPR Certifications Should Uphold Rights Above Privacy Seals

In the first public consultation held by the European Data Protection Board, EPIC proposed a rights-based certification criteria for the General Data Protection Regulation. The Data Protection Board is now the lead privacy agency in Europe. EPIC explained the risks of self-regulatory certification mechanisms, pointing…

UK Data Watchdog Fines Facebook Maximum £500,000 for Cambridge Analytica Breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office, the lead agency for data protection in England, has issued the maximum £500,000 fine on Facebook for failing to secure user data from Cambridge Analytica. ICO investigations found that Cambridge Analytica harvested 87 million Facebook users’ personal data to target ads…

EPIC to Irish Data Protection Commission: Privacy Assessments Require Algorithmic Transparency

In comments to the Irish Data Protection Commission, EPIC proposed guidance for Data Protection Impact Assessments. The EU General Data Protection Regulation requires organizations to carefully assess the collection and use of personal data. EPIC explained that Data Protection Impact Assessments require the disclosure of…

EPIC Advises FCC on Robocalls Regulation

EPIC advised the FCC on how to interpret the Telephone Communications Protection Act to best protect consumers in light of a recent decision in ACA Int’l v. FCC. EPIC filed a friend of the court brief in that case arguing that consumers could revoke consent…

GDPR: What Middle East businesses need to do to avoid cyber attack?

European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now here and it is right on the way to revolutionize how personal information is collected and managed. Many Middle East companies, which do business in Europe and handle Europeans’ data, also … VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE…

Twitter Blocks Accounts of Previously Underage Users – Latest Hacking News

In order to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Twitter has started blocking its users who were Twitter Blocks Accounts of Previously Underage Users on Latest Hacking News. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Twitter Blocks Accounts of Previously Underage Users – Latest Hacking…

New Firefox Release Will Stop Malicious Crypto Mining and Enhance Users’ Privacy – Latest Hacking News

The next October 2018 update for Firefox will include tracking protection as well as adding an additional layer of protection New Firefox Release Will Stop Malicious Crypto Mining and Enhance Users’ Privacy on Latest Hacking News. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE New Firefox Release Will Stop…

CPDP 2019 Conference “Data Protection and Democracy” – Call for Panels

The 12th international conference on Computers, Privacy and Data Protection will take place in Brussels, January 30 to February 1, 2019. The theme of the conference is “Data Protection and Democracy.” CPDP is seeking panel proposals from academic consortia, research projects, think tanks and other…