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, 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 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 will longer be offered as a standalone ad type, starting in July. The service will be absorbed into Google Discovery, the company has announced.
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.
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.