Verizon Drops Out Of Coalition Opposing California Privacy Proposal

Posted Posted in Internet Economics, Mobile Ecosystem

Verizon is following Facebook in dropping out of a coalition opposing a sweeping California ballot proposal aimed at enhancing privacy rights. “Verizon has decided not to continue with the coalition so that we can focus our efforts on creating a national framework for privacy and related issues — and not a state-by-state approach,” a spokesman says. Full article […]

‘Privacy is a human right’, says Microsoft boss in warning to tech giants

Posted Posted in Privacy

Microsoft’s chief executive Satya Nadella has issued a vocal defence of people’s privacy, a move that distances the company from the recent data scandals to hit other technology companies such as Facebook. “Privacy is a human right,” Mr Nadella told an audience at the company’s annual conference in Seattle. Full article published on The Telegraph and […]

Google CEO tells investors not to worry about GDPR

Posted Posted in Internet Economics

CEO Sundar Pichai tried to quell investor fears over how Google’s advertising business will be affected by Europe’s upcoming privacy legislation during the company’s Q1 earnings call. The gist of his comments: Google is hyper-prepared and it will have little effect on its cash-cow search advertising business. The General Data Protection Regulation, which is known […]

WhatsApp sharing user data with Facebook would be illegal, rules ICO

Posted Posted in Mobile Ecosystem, Privacy

The UK’s data protection watchdog has concluded that WhatsApp’s sharing of user data with its parent company Facebook would have been illegal. The messaging app was forced to pause sharing of personal data with Facebook in November 2016, after the Information Commissioner’s Office said it had cause for concern. The ICO opened a full investigation […]

Brits Want Rewards for Sharing Their Data

Posted Posted in Internet Economics

Over half (54%) of UK consumers would be willing to share their personal data for reward points, according to research by OnBuy. Closely behind this was financial incentives and cash rewards, which 53% of UK consumers would be willing to trade their personal data for. Contrastingly, personalised rewards or recommendations is the incentive that UK […]