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WhatsApp fined $267M for breaching GDPR rules

After an investigation, Ireland’s data watchdog, the Data Protection Commission, concluded that Facebook-owned WhatsApp fell foul of EU data privacy rules. Handing down a $267M fine, the watchdog said WhatsApp failed to inform European Union citizens enough about how the communications firm collected, used and shared their personal data. The investigation into WhatsApp started in… Read More


Apple’s anti-child-abuse technology comes under fire from privacy advocates

Under the system, photos uploaded to iCloud will be checked to see if they match with known images of child abuse.


Zoom reaches $85 million settlement over ‘Zoombombings’, privacy issues

As part of the settlement, Zoom has agreed to introduce new security measures, such as alerting users when third-party apps are used in meetings and offering training to employees on privacy and data handling.


Does corporate messaging and collaboration demand decentralisation?

Organisations are struggling with how employees and external partners communicate. They were wrestling with the issue before the global pandemic but, with many workforces now regularly working outside of a traditional office, it has become a burning issue.

Email, the old stalwart, is slow and cumbersome. The fact email still exists – and is often the primary form of communication – demonstrates the failings of instant messaging, corporate communities, messaging apps, and collaboration tools.


Q&A: What the EU’s Privacy Shield ruling means for the UK

Last week, Europe’s highest court, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield, a legal framework relied upon by thousands of US and EU companies to transfer personal data from the EU to the US.

The decision is perhaps no surprise, given the CJEU’s long-standing concerns about the ease with which the US government could access personal data of European citizens. Privacy Shield itself was an attempt to readdress the balance of privacy in favour of EU residents — but it has now been deemed inadequate.