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Google hit with £44m GDPR fine over ads

Image copyright Reuters Google has been fined 50 million euros (£44m) by the French data regulator CNIL, for a breach of the EU’s data protection rules. CNIL said it had levied the record fine for “lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding ads personalisation”. The regulator said it judged that people […]

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Amazon, Apple and Google face data complaints

Image copyright Getty Images Entertainment streaming giants including Amazon, Apple, Google, Netflix and Spotify have been accused of breaking the EU’s data regulations. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules say EU customers have the right to access a copy of the personal data companies hold about them. However, privacy group noyb said it found that […]

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Prince Philip crash: Debris for sale on eBay

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Debris at the scene where Prince Philip was involved in a traffic accident Debris said to be from a crash involving the Duke of Edinburgh was put up for sale on eBay. Seller morbius777 said the debris was from the collision near King’s Lynn, Norfolk, on Thursday. The listing, which has […]

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Netflix shows Bird Box and Elite drive subscriber growth

Image copyright Saeed Adyani/NetflixImage caption Sandra Bullock’s character battles impossible odds throughout Bird Box Shows including Bird Box helped Netflix end 2018 with more than 139 million subscribers, adding 8.8 million members in the last three months of the year. The streaming giant said the growth reflected the success of its original programmes. Netflix-original material […]