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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UK government accused of ‘harvesting citizen data’ ahead of Brexit

By |september 12th, 2019|Boris Johnson, Brexit, data, data protection, Dominic Cummings, EU, News, UK|

UK opposition parties have hit out at the government for an alleged harvesting of user data, surreptitiously obtained from individuals accessing the official Gov.uk website, ahead of the UK's scheduled withdrawal from the EU at the end of October.

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Brexit: ‘No special contingency measures‘ for data flows, EU says

By |februar 14th, 2019|Brexit, data, data flows, data protection, EU, News|

Documents released on Monday (11 February) disclose a private meeting between Commission Secretary-General Martin Selmayr and representatives from the telecommunications giant Vodafone and reveal that "no special contingency measures for data flows" will be taken out in the case of a no-deal Brexit.

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Commission to crack down on data misuse ahead of European Elections

By |avgust 27th, 2018|Cambridge Analytica, data, Data Misuse, Digital, European Commission, European elections, European elections 2019, Julian King, News, Sam Stolton, Samuel Stolton, voting|

The European Commission is set to announce plans to clamp down on the misuse of personal data retrieved from social networks in the run-up to the 2019 European Elections, the Financial Times reported on Sunday (26 August).

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After Facebook scandal, MEPs argue the GDPR isn’t enough

By |april 19th, 2018|Andrus Ansip, Antonio Tajani, Axel Voss, Birgit Sippel, Cambridge Analytica, Daniel Dalton, data, data privacy, ePrivacy, ePrivacy Regulation, Facebook, GDPR, Geoffroy Didier, Jan Philipp Albrecht, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Sophie in 't Veld|

The EU needs more legal safeguards to prevent massive privacy breaches like the current scandal over Facebook and British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, MEPs from different political parties argued on Wednesday (18 April).

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