Facebook Dating launch blocked in Europe after it fails to show privacy workings

Facebook has been left red-faced after being forced to call off the launch date of its dating service in Europe because it failed to give its produce EU data regulator enough advanced warning — including failing to demonstrate it had…

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Europes top court says active consent is needed for tracking cookies

Europe’s top court has ruled that pre-checked consent chests for descending cookies are not legally valid. Consent must be obtained prior to storing or accessing non-essential cookies, such as tracking cookies for targeted marketing. Consent cannot be shown or assumed….

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Private search engine Qwants new CEO is Mozilla Europe veteran Tristan Nitot

French startup Qwant, whose non-tracking search engine has been gaining resistance in its dwelling grocery as a privacy-respecting alternative to Google, has made a change to its senior leadership team as it gears up for the next phase of growth….

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Europe is drawing fresh battle lines around the ethics of big data

It’s been just over four months since Europe’s tough brand-new privacy structure to enter into force. You might believe that little of substance has changed for large-scale tech’s data-hungry smooth operators since then — beyond firing out a motion of…

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