Adverts for Cadbury eggs and Chewits and Squashies sweets have been banned for breaking new rules prohibiting the advertising of junk food to children.
The ICO has reported a sharp rise in complaints after GDPR, from a rise in breach notifications from organisations, as well as more data protection complaints following the activation of the law.
More than two in five (44%) Brits use the same password for multiple accounts, according to new research.
Apple is punishing apps that misues people’s address book data by quietly rolling out a new set of rules for developers last week, adding restrictions for apps that vacuum up the address books of iPhone users.
Apple is updating its Safari web browser with an option for users to block Facebook and Google’s data collection practices.
Facebook users’ faith in the social media site has fallen dramatically in the last twelve months with more than half (52%) of Brits saying they now trust the company less than this time last year, according to research by Virtual Private Network (VPN) comparison service Top10VPN.com.
There’s a “privacy paradox” surrounding data collection for profit, where data needs to be used to enrich people’s experiences without betraying their trust, according to the annual report from digital guru Mary Meeker.
As the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force this week, searches on the subject increased by 700% globally in the last year. Around the world, Google searches for GDPR increased from 250,000 to more than 2 million, according to new data from online marketing platform, SEMrush.
Following Mark Zuckerberg’s meeting with the EU Parliament and GDPR coming into force, new research shows that consumers across the UK overwhelmingly describe GDPR as being extremely or very important to them in relation to their digital lives (76%), and just 2% think it has no importance.
AgeChecked, a solution provider for online retailers of age-restricted goods and services, has partnered up with Blockpass, a blockchain-based identity application, to offer users age verification certificates that enable them to prove their age when interacting or accessing services online.
With a week until GDPR hits, there is a correlation between ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) schemes and increased cybersecurity risk in small businesses, according to new research.
GDPR awareness is at its highest level since 2016 and 81% of marketers feel prepared, but 7% say their employers still have no plan in place, according to new research.
With less than 10 working days to go to GDPR D-Day, small businesses are feeling the pressure most, according to new research.
Consumers have little trust in organisations to safeguard their personal data, with almost two in five (39 percent) saying they believe most businesses don’t know how to protect their data, according to new research.
Over the last year social media has taken a battering with fake news, data scandals and brand safety concerns causing many to question social platforms.
Consumer awareness of upcoming new data laws directly increases comfort in data sharing, according to new research.
Apple has been removing App Store apps that violate the company’s policies by sharing location data with third parties without consent, ahead of the new GDPR privacy rules, according to a new report.
Shutterstock is making it easier for people to avoid using copyrighted images on Google Image Search with a new AI powered Chrome extension.
Two in five (40 per cent) of UK consumers are already planning to request personal information within six months of GDPR coming into force.
Cambridge Analytica, the firm at the centre of the Facebook data breach is shutting down, but has been told it “cannot be allowed to delete their data history by closing”.