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Privacy Updates This Week


This week has been exciting one as EU and US finally decide to intensify their talks on Privacy Shield. However, EU commissioner expresses her reservations on it.

Also the calls for the ban on surveillance advertising are gaining pace in US. While the negotiations continue in EU commission for allowing the online platforms to detect child abuse online.

And because of Google Privacy Sand box the confusions are increasing among advertisers.

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Here are the top stories from the world of privacy this week.

Top Stories and Updates

US and EU “Privacy Shield” talks intensify

US administration and European Commission has recently decided to intensify talks on enhancing EU and US privacy shield framework. Read more here

EU’s Commissioner has ‘reservations’ about online privacy proposal

The executive Vice President of EU commission Margrethe Vesteger recently expressed reservations about the proposal of Portuguese EU presidency to unblock negotiations on the ePrivacy regulations. However, the regulations have been in limbo for years though they were meant to be passed at the same time as the EU’ GDPR in 2018. Read more here

Calls for ban on surveillance advertising

US privacy competition, and civil rights groups urge ban on surveillance advertising. In an open letter the group of nearly 40 organizations write, that Social Media giants are compromising the security of users. Read more here

Google changes its advertising policies: what to expect?

Google Privacy sand box in the coming years is causing confusions for advertisers. It is not entirely clear to advertisers what they can or cannot do with their first-party data. Read more here

The EU Commission has to allow companies to detect child abuse online

In the series of trialogue negotiations on the much-debated ePrivacy issue is to allow the online platforms to detect child sexual abuse material. As several voices in these negotiations are trying to convince the EU to do so. Read more here

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