Go Get Em GDPR...
Sick em boy. Sick em....!
Google's slurping of people's location data and web browsing histories is being probed by Swedish privacy watchdog. The Swedish Data Protection Authority (Datainspektionen) announced the investigation earlier this week, just as the search engine giant was handed a €50m penalty from the French data watchdog. The probe is the …
Looks like the chickens might be coming home to roost.
Given that the French have had their turn and now the Swedes, what are the odds on other EU members also having a swipe at Google, Facebook and friends?
Don't count on the UK joining in, the government wants a trade deal with the US and would not want to piss off Mr. Trump
Er, when the UK rattles it's begging bowl at the US with a few million in trade deals, and the EU coughs and reminds the US of the billions upon billions of trade that could be affected, the US will quickly become very deaf.
Rinse and repeat for any country for bloc the UK thinks it can squeeze a better deal from than the EU has.
Is that model on the photo accompanying this article the same as the one who used to be on the TeamViewer home page?
This could be a far more successful strategy that trying to put in place a 'digital tax'. While they may find lawyers able to weasel they way around tax legislation, they will never be able to give up the slurping as it is fundamental to their business process.
€50m every year for each country would easily exceed any likely tax income too...win - win..unless you happen to be Google/Facebook/Twitter et al
Credit card companies and banks do the same thing. The only difference is the frequency of the data points.
Why isn't there uproar about this? This information is sold to credit agencies, political parties, etc. to learn everything about you.
Think about the number of transactions you do with a debit/credit card, the information you have to provide to get a loan, etc.
It doesn't take long before someone with this information knows more about you than you'd like them to--and it's being sold.
The biggest difference so far, seems to be the amount of money and perks banks, credit agencies, and other lobby groups provide to politicians.
Oh no, it's not off. Google knows exactly where you are, even if it's paused on the dashboard.
There was a story in this esteemed organ about this very thing last year.
They didn't call it 'off' for a reason.