More universities are banning TikTok from their campus networks and devices

More and more U.S. public universities have blocked the social media app TikTok from their networks and are in the process of removing the app from university-issued devices because of digital security concerns. “There are legitimate reasons to be concerned about data privacy and TikTok. It’s not paranoia,” said Karen North, a professor of digital […]

Privacy take-up in Africa

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The comprehensive data protection laws in Africa share many features that exist in other regimes such as the GDPR, China’s Personal Information Protection Law, and California’s California Consumer Privacy Protection Act and its successor, the California Privacy Rights Act. For example, with respect to the most common rights of data subjects, 33 African countries provide […]

Privacy on Pinterest easy!

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Hello ErnieApp users! PKM 4.0 is now released!  You can now control Pinterest privacy settings including your cookies preferences. Pinterest asks your permission to share you profile with search engines. Were you aware of?

ErnieApp 4.0 coming!

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Are you ready for ErnieApp 4.0? We’re getting closer and closer to app 4.0 release. Among other things it will empower you to discover how Google monetize your profile online. True Google says it doesn’t sell your personal data or location history to advertisers but in fact it auctions off your profile via key words […]

October 2022 – Prize Draw Winner Announcement

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ErnieApp is happy to announce the winner of the October 2022 Prize Draw edition (25€ Amazon Gift Card). The lucky winner is Cristina C. Well done Cristina ! Cristina is a member of the ErnieApp community which continues to grow and expand beyond European geographies. We can now account new active users in Mexico, Unites […]

Discover the power of the Privacy Knowledge Manager

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Have you linked one or more Google digital identity (account) to your PKM? Have you already swiped on the switch applying to Google Ad Targeting privacy setting? Have you realized that the ON/OFF switch commands how Google sells you as a ‘targetable’ audience?  Be mindful of the implications. If you turn the switch ON (Green) […]

SBS ICT Forum Invitation, 29 September

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Brussels (Belgium). SBS ICT Forum 2022 on “Digital Sovereignty – Towards a vibrant SME ecosystem”. 29 September 2022, 10:00-13:00 CEST | Isabella de Michelis, CEO and founder of ErnieApp, the inventor of the Privacy Knowledge Manager app, joins Justina Bieliauskaite (Digital SME) and Emilia Tantar, Chief Data and Artificial Intelligence Officer (Black Swan LUX S.A.) […]

Record privacy fine (€402 million) for Instagram

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This sanction is about children’s privacy. More specifically it prohibits to Instagram to continue to abuse of minors’ naiveté when they sign-up on Instagram and forget to check on the privacy settings configuration which the company deceptively set for its own advantage. Reach out to your children and talk to them. You can manage the […]

Privacy fines continues to rise

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Google and Meta were fined in Korea for violation of privacy laws up to $71.8M as reported by Tech Crunch. The sanction was due for violation of the rule of consent. Without legitimate user’s consent (opt-in) data cannot be collected and monetized. Keep it in mind. Read the full article 

Carrara (Italy). Festival Con-Vivere 2022 edition

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Carrara (Italy). Festival Con-Vivere 2022 edition. Sept 8 2022, 21:00 CEST| Isabella de Michelis, CEO and founder ErnieApp, the inventor of the Privacy Knowledge Manager app, joins Luca de Biase journalist at #IlSole24Ore and director of #NOVA24 in a conversation with Filippo Lubrano about Europe, data sovereignty policies and Right to Monetize and how consumer’s […]