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Airbnb and three other p2p rental platforms agree to share limited pan-EU data

The European Commission announced yesterday it’s reached a data-sharing agreement with vacation rental platforms Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia Group and Tripadvisor — trumpeting the arrangement as a “landmark agreement” which will… Read more »

Google gobbling Fitbit is a major privacy risk, warns EU data protection advisor

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has intervened to raise concerns about Google’s plan to scoop up the health and activity data of millions of Fitbit users — at a… Read more »

Lack of big tech GDPR decisions looms large in EU watchdog’s annual report

The lead European Union privacy regulator for most of big tech has put out its annual report which shows another major bump in complaints filed under the bloc’s updated data… Read more »

Will online privacy make a comeback in 2020?

Last year was a landmark for online privacy in many ways, with something of a consensus emerging that consumers deserve protection from the companies that sell their attention and behavior… Read more »

France slaps Google with $166M antitrust fine for opaque and inconsistent ad rules

France’s competition watchdog has slapped Google with a €150 million (~$166M) fine after finding the tech giant abused its dominant position in the online search advertising market. In a decision… Read more »

Jeremy Corbyn apologises to Labour MPs for defeat ‘for which I take responsibility’ – live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, including parliamentary Labour party meeting for first time since election Johnson’s speech to MPs PM: this parliament ‘vast improvement on predecessor’ Sturgeon’s speech… Read more »

Reddit links UK-US trade talk leak to Russian influence campaign

Reddit has linked account activity involving the leak and amplification of sensitive UK-US trade talks on its platform during the ongoing UK election campaign to a suspected Russian political influence… Read more »

All the day’s latest developments in the UK response to the Covid-19 pandemic Latest developments at a glance Coronavirus – latest global updates See all our coronavirus coverage 12.23pm BST… Read more »




German politician adds to chorus of complaints about American tactics to source protective gear Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The US has been accused of “modern… Read more »

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