privacy

Research reveals websites collecting information without consent

Today’s Journal du Geek reports that some unscrupulous websites do not clutter up their webpages with a Submit button when visitors are filling in a form. If you have already filled in a web form before changing your mind, your data has doubtless been sucked up by an unscrupulous website. In a recent study carried …

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Indigestible cookies

In France the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) has fined Google €150 million and Facebook €60 mn. for non-compliance with French data protection legislation, which also covers cookies. As a result of its investigations following the receipt of complaints from members of the public, the CNIL found that the websites facebook.com, google.fr …

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American Express? That won’t do nicely!

Yesterday the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) reported that it had fined American Express Services Europe Ltd. (Amex) £90,000 for sending four million unlawful, unsolicited marketing emails. IT news site The Register has done some number crunching and worked out that the fine imposed by the ICO is equivalent to 0.021p per offending email or 0.009 …

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Track & trace ‘partner’ sent 84,000 nuisance emails

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has today reported it has fined a Hertfordshire company for sending direct marketing emails to people who provided their personal data for contact tracing purposes as part of the response to the coronavirus pandemic. St Albans-based Tested.me Ltd (TML) provides digital contact tracing services which work by offering people a …

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