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 […]
Facebook users could have to pay to completely opt out of their data being used to target them with advertising, COO Sheryl Sandberg, told NBC News. “We don’t have an opt-out at the highest level. That would be a paid product,” Sandberg said. The comments come after Facebook admitted that 87 million users were affected […]
An Introduction to the Right to Monetize (RTM) by Isabella de Michelis di Slonghello – CEO ErnieApp and Luca Bolognini – Chair, Istituto Italiano per la Privacy e la Valorizzazione dei Dati Without Internet users, consuming on line services and applications, the digital economy would not exist. Its expansion and diversification would not flourish. Each […]
Congresswoman Kathy Castor, U.S. Representative for Florida’s 14th congressional district, asks Mark Zuckerberg whether Facebook is collecting personal information on users even when they logoff the platform and browse on a website that contains Facebook share button.
If a new European law restricting what companies can do with people’s online data went into effect tomorrow, almost 1.9 billion Facebook Inc users around the world would be protected by it. The online social network is making changes that ensure the number will be much smaller. Facebook members outside the United States and Canada, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Should Facebook pay us for our puppy pictures? Of course, the idea sounds crazy. Posting puppies on Facebook is not a chore. We love it: Facebook’s 1.4 billion daily users spend the better part of an hour on it every day. It’s amazing that we don’t have to pay for it. And yet the idea […]