UK fears stoked over data harvesting ahead of general election

By |november 6th, 2019|Boris Johnson, Cambridge Analytica, data, data harvesting, data protection, election interference, EU, ICO, News, Russia, UK, UK general election|

UK political parties have been warned by the country's data protection watchdog that they must comply with relevant laws concerning the storing and safeguarding of data in the run up to the country's general election on December 12.

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Tech giants under pressure in the US

By |avgust 21st, 2019|Amazon, Antitrust, Apple, Cambridge Analytica, competition, Elizabeth Warren, Facebook, Federal Trade Commission, Google, News, United States, Wall Street Journal|

About twenty US states are worried about the monopolistic tendencies of tech giants, and are close to launching a joint antitrust investigation next month, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday (19 August). EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.

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‘Digital gangsters’: UK parliament slams Facebook on data protection, disinformation

By |februar 19th, 2019|Andrus Ansip, Cambridge Analytica, data protection, disinformation, Facebook, fake news, Julian King, News, Privacy, Russia, UK|

A UK Parliamentary report has singled out Facebook for failing to effectively protect user data and stem the spread of disinformation across its platform, saying that the tech giant "is unwilling to be accountable to regulators around the world."

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Cambridge Analytica parent firm hit with new UK penalty

By |januar 11th, 2019|Cambridge Analytica, data protection, Facebook, News, Privacy, SCL Elections Ltd|

The parent firm of Cambridge Analytica, SCL Elections Ltd, has been hit with a fresh fine of £15,000 (€16,500) including costs, for failing to comply with an enforcement notice delivered by the UK's data protection authority, the Information Commissioner's Office.

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2019 LOOKAHEAD: Towards a ‘Techno-ethics’

By |januar 3rd, 2019|2019 Lookahead, 5G, Action plan on disinformation, AI, Apple, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, Bruno Le Maire, Cambridge Analytica, copyright, copyright directive, copyright reform, digital tax, disinformation, ethics, EU digital tax, Facebook, fake news, GAFA, Google, Internet Research Agency, killer robots, laws, Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems, Lookahead, News, Russian trolls, Sebastian Kurz, techlash, Tim Cook, Troll factory, trolley problem, wifi|

2019 is likely to prove the dawn of a 'Techno-ethics' in which consumers will expect their rights to be respected in the digital realm as they are in everyday life and legislators will oblige tech giants to play by the same rules as the wider industry.

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Facebook to pay €100m in Italian fiscal accord, while appealing UK fine

By |november 23rd, 2018|Cambridge Analytica, data protection, Facebook, News, Privacy|

Facebook has agreed to pay more than €100 million to end a fiscal fraud dispute, Italian tax authorities said on Thursday (23 October). The announcement came as the social media giant pledged to appeal against an October fine of around €565,000 from the UK's data protection authority.

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Eurobarometer survey: Jourová rings ‘alarm bells’ ahead of EU Elections

By |november 7th, 2018|2019 European elections, Cambridge Analytica, data breach, data protection, election interference, European elections 2019, hacking, News, Privacy, Věra Jourová|

EU Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová has delivered a stark message to member states ahead of the European elections in 2019, warning on Tuesday (6 November) that "the risk of interference and manipulation has never been so high."

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UK data chief demands overhaul of campaign rules after Brexit

By |november 7th, 2018|Arron Banks, Brexit, Brexit campaign, Cambridge Analytica, Leave campaign, News|

The UK’s data chief has called for a new code of practice on the use of digital information in political campaigning in a new report published on Tuesday (6 November) in the wake of data scandals connected to the Brexit referendum.

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Fighting digital authoritarianism: three proposals on how to tackle online interference

By |oktober 26th, 2018|Cambridge Analytica, data protection, disinformation, Facebook, News, Privacy|

Our democracies in Europe are under attack from all sides – and online manipulations through fake news are at the heart of this threat.

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Facebook hit with UK’s maximum fine as EU officials praise privacy efforts

By |oktober 25th, 2018|Cambridge Analytica, data protection, Facebook, GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation, News, Privacy|

Senior EU officials extolled the successes of the bloc’s data protection regulations on Thursday (25 October), as Facebook was fined £500,000 for its part in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

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