Okta calls for transparency in today’s data world

Technology security company Okta says organisations must embrace transparency and help customers understand how their data is being used. “Consumers deserve to have control over their data, but at the same time, data is often essential to building new technologies and serving the common good.” The San Francisco-headquartered company, which enables organisations to protect the […]

Cookies and Consent Compliance: How to collect, store and deploy personal data through web trackers.

The ePrivacy Regulation is not yet in place, but cookies and other tracking mechanisms are under scrutiny by Data Protection Authorities (DPAs). It is imperative that organizations understand the implications of cookies and respect consent, paying particular attention to how they collect, store and deploy personal data through their web trackers. As CEO of Didomi, […]

US tech firm fined for breaching children’s privacy law

California-based technology company Super Basic and its parent, Maple Media, have been ordered to pay $100,000 after an investigation by Washington state’s attorney general Bob Ferguson found the companies’ social media platform, ‘We Heart It’, broke the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The platform allowed children to create accounts, collected their personal information and […]

EU bodies commit to protect privacy in contact-tracing apps

The European Union’s Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and European Data Protection Supervisor Wojciech Wiewiórowski have renewed their cooperation agreement to strengthen privacy and data protection across the 27-member trading bloc. The commitment comes as more countries introduce contact-tracing apps in the battle against coronavirus. The FRA and Wiewiórowski argue that respect for fundamental rights, […]

IDAC urges data protection to be part of contact-tracing apps

Contact-tracing app developers must put privacy concerns at the forefront of their work and embed privacy where possible, according to the The International Digital Accountability Council (IDAC). “In particular, we recommend that developers ensure all communications are encrypted, that permissions requested be narrowly tailored, and that developers refrain from including unnecessary third-party SDKs [software development […]