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  • LinkedIn
    News Brief

    Microsoft reserves $425M for LinkedIn GDPR penalty


    Microsoft will reserve $425 million to pay a potential fine from the Irish Data Protection Commission regarding alleged violations of the General Data Protection Regulation by its social media subsidiary, LinkedIn.

  • FTC building
    News Brief

    FTC proposes BetterHelp pay $7.8M for sharing health data


    The Federal Trade Commission proposed requiring online counseling service BetterHelp to pay $7.8 million as part of a settlement addressing charges it shared clients’ personal health data with Facebook, Snapchat, and other third parties for advertising purposes.

  • Facebook Ireland
    News Brief

    Meta fined $414M for targeted advertising GDPR breaches


    The Irish Data Protection Commission fined Meta Ireland a total of €390 million (U.S. $414 million) for breaching the General Data Protection Regulation by forcing users to agree their personal data can be used for targeted advertising to access Facebook and Instagram.

  • Facebook Ireland

    Privacy advocate sues Meta over targeted ad GDPR violation claims


    A privacy and human rights advocate sued Meta Platforms in the United Kingdom, claiming the social media giant is refusing her request to stop being targeted with advertising based on her use of Facebook.

  • Targeted advertising

    EDPS opinion puts targeted advertising in crosshairs


    The EU’s chief data regulator says planned regulations to oversee the tech sector should be tightened further to ban targeted advertising based on tracking online activity—an opinion that could prompt Big Tech and adtech firms to lobby hard against the changes.