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US whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Edward Snowden says big tech firms like Amazon, Google and Facebook have business models that are tantamount to ‘abuse’

The American whistleblower was speaking at the Web Summit tech conference in Lisbon, Portugal on Monday.
Bryan Kennedy, CEO of Epsilon.

The 10 companies helping marketers with privacy, Medium taking on Apple News, Comscore recalibrates, and Quibi’s high-profile exec departure

Companies like BritePool and Epsilon are capitalizing on marketers' need to prepare for privacy regulations.
Giovanni Buttarelli, the European Data Protection Supervisor.

Apple CEO Tim Cook mourns the death of Europe’s top data cop Giovanni Buttarelli

Giovanni Buttarelli was instrumental in overseeing the introduction of General Data Protection Regulation in Europe.
A Marriott hotel in San Francisco, California.

Marriott gets slammed with $123 million fine after a major data breach exposed the personal data of 339 million hotel guests

Marriott inherited a data breach that started in 2014 in Starwood's database when it bought the company in 2016. The breach was discovered in 2018.
Prince Harry gives an interview on camera after Meghan Markle gave birth to the couple's first child, a boy they named Archie.

Prince Harry won a legal battle with the paparazzi using Europe’s GDPR privacy law — and it gives the royals a powerful new weapon against...

Prince Harry won a legal dispute with Splash News, a photo agency which used a helicopter to take pictures inside his home.

Facebook may have broken the law by harvesting 1.5 million users’ email contacts, experts say

Experts say that because Facebook didn't get consent from users, it may have violated US and EU laws.

A UK regulator just proposed banning minors from using the ‘Like’ button on Facebook or Instagram

The Information Commissioner's Office has proposed a rule that would restrict people under 18 from using the "like" button on Facebook or Instagram.
Ben Brook, CEO and cofounder of Transcend

These Harvard grads just launched a startup with $3.95 million led by Accel to give users more control over data and make privacy policies less ‘...

Two Harvard grads launched data privacy startup Transcend with a $3.95 million led by Accel. They say GDPR shows how important data privacy has become
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, which has been under fire for its data collection and privacy practices.

Apps are reportedly telling Facebook how much users weigh and when they’re menstruating

App developers are sending sensitive data to Facebook despite the social network's policies that prohibit them, according to a new report.

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins calls for a federal privacy law, throwing a spear at internet companies who sell advertising

Cisco wants to lead the charge in common-sense privacy regulations. If it succeeds, it will be good for its business, and maybe everyone else's, too.