Tag: data protection law


Facebook agrees to pay UK data watchdog’s Cambridge Analytica fine but settles without admitting liability

October 30, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Facebook has reached a settlement with the UK’s data protection watchdog, the ICO, agreeing to pay in full a £500,000 (~$643k) fine following the latter’s investigating into the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal. As part of the arrangement Facebook has […]

Cybersecurity, Federal, Policy

Europe’s top court says active consent is needed for tracking cookies

October 1, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Europe’s top court has ruled that pre-checked consent boxes for dropping cookies are not legally valid. Consent must be obtained prior to storing or accessing non-essential cookies, such as tracking cookies for targeted advertising. Consent cannot be implied or assumed. […]