• Washington State Privacy Bill Sponsor Says Third Time Could Be The Charm
    Washington state’s third attempt to pass new data privacy regulations could work this time, says Reuven Carlyle, the state senator who has sponsored the legislation. The laws are akin to California’s law and GDPR. 
  • Grindr Fined $11.7 Million For Alleged Disclosure Of Personal Data
    Grindr, a gay dating app, has been fined $11.7 million by the Norwegian Data Protection Authority for alleged GDPR violations. The company reportedly disclosed private details to advertising companies.
  • WhatsApp Could Be Hit With EUR50 Million GDPR Fine
    WhatsApp is facing a possible €50 million GDPR fine for allegedly failing to inform users about how their data would be shared with Facebook. It would be one of the largest GDPR penalties doled out to date. 
  • Google Ads To Be Phased Out And Absorbed Into Google Discovery
    Google Ads will longer be offered as a standalone ad type, starting in July. The service will be absorbed into Google Discovery, the company has announced. 
  • GDPR Fines Total GBP242.6 Million Since Inception
    EU regulators have imposed €158.5 million in GDPR-related fines since January 28, 2020, and £242.6 million since the law’s implementation in May 2018. Here’s a report on the impact. 
  • Online Shopping Hit $188.2 Billion During Holidays: Adobe
    U.S. consumers spent $188.2 billion online during the 2020 holiday season, a 32% increase over 2019, according to Adobe Analytics. The Cyber Monday tally hit $100 billion.