National Mar 11, 2020

Japan's government adopts bill to tighten rules on personal data

The government on Tuesday adopted a bill requiring companies to obtain consent from users when handing over personal data, such as internet browsing history, to third parties. The bill, approved at a Cabinet meeting, requires consent when it is clear that the data can be ...

Google's British users will lose EU data protection, sources say

Business / Tech Feb 20, 2020

Google's British users will lose EU data protection, sources say

Google is planning to move its British users' accounts out of the control of European Union privacy regulators, placing them under U.S. jurisdiction instead, sources said. The shift, prompted by Britain's exit from the EU, will leave the sensitive personal information of tens of millions ...

Business / Tech Feb 6, 2020

CERN physics lab drops Facebook over data concerns

Europe's physics lab CERN on Wednesday said it had stopped using a Facebook team-chat application because of concerns about handing over data to the U.S. tech giant. CERN said it wound up its Facebook Workplace account on Jan. 31 after the U.S. firm gave it ...

Google and Tinder probed over use of data in EU

Business / Tech Feb 5, 2020

Google and Tinder probed over use of data in EU

Silicon Valley giants Google LLC and Tinder are under investigation over the processing of European users' data, regulators in Ireland, where both have their regional bases, announced Tuesday. The Data Protection Commission (DPC) said it had received complaints from various European consumer associations about the ...