First major GDPR decisions looming on Twitter and Facebook – TechCrunch

[ad_1] The lead data regulator for much of big tech in Europe is moving inexorably towards issuing its first major cross-border GDPR decision — saying today it’s submitted a draft decision related to Twitter’s business to its fellow EU watchdogs for review. “The draft decision focusses on whether Twitter International Company has complied with Articles…

UK’s NHS COVID-19 app lacks robust legal safeguards against data misuse, warns committee – TechCrunch

[ad_1] A UK parliamentary committee that focuses on human rights issues has called for primary legislation to be put in place to ensure that legal protections wrap around the national coronavirus contact tracing app. The app, called NHS COVID-19, is being fast tracked for public use — with a test ongoing this week in the…

No cookie consent walls — and no, scrolling isn’t consent, says EU data protection body – TechCrunch

[ad_1] You can’t make access to your website’s content dependant on a visitor agreeing that you can process their data — aka a ‘consent cookie wall’. Not if you need to be compliant with European data protection law. That’s the unambiguous message from the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), which has published updated guidelines on…