Uber must pay a fine of 10 million euros to the Dutch data protection authority after the agency found the ride-hailing app maker had not been transparent about how long it kept driver data and which employees outside of Europe had access to the data.
The Italian data protection regulator fined a midsize northern city 50,000 euros for deploying a pilot artificial intelligence public safety project financed by the European Union. Trento was a partner in three pilots that planned to use AI to detect threats.
Ireland - home to the European headquarters of a throng of multinational tech companies - is responsible for the greatest amount of aggregate data protection fines - 2.9 billion euros - since the European Union General Data Protection Regulation went into effect.
Amazon in a Luxembourg court Tuesday contested a once-record privacy fine levied against the e-commerce giant for its advertising practices by the diminutive country's data protection authority. The fine of 746 million euros stems from a 2018 complaint by French privacy group La Quadrature du Net.
British Conservative lawmakers are pushing ahead with legislation modifying the U.K. codification of European privacy law despite objections from privacy advocates and concerns about the legislation's impact on European trade. Government backers say the bill will bolster the domestic AI industry.
Social media giant Meta faces a possible ban within the next 10 days across Europe on the consent-free use of personal data for ad personalization. A Meta spokesperson said the company does not face a "blanket ban" on the use of personal data and is introducing a subscription option.
A German data regulator will deepen its investigation of ChatGPT maker OpenAI to determine if the company's data processing requirements comply with European privacy law. The intensified probe will focus on the degree to which ChatGPT guarantees users' rights to access and deletion.
The head TikTok has been summoned by European lawmakers from different parliamentary committees for an inquiry into its privacy practices. In a letter sent to TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew on Thursday, the heads of five European Parliament committees requested that Chew appear for an in-person probe.
The Polish data regulator launched a probe into OpenAI's ChatGPT for potential privacy violations of the European General Data Protection Regulation. The Polish regulator is the third European data protection agency to raise privacy concerns related to ChatGPT.
The British government on Thursday signed onto a European deal easing trans-Atlantic commercial data flows with the United States, telling Parliament that the United Kingdom will accede to a Brussels-led agreement that allows American firms such as Facebook and Google to store Europeans' data.
A Norway court sided with the country's data protection authority in a battle against Facebook over surveillance based-ads, ruling that the agency has the authority to tell the social media giant to temporarily halt behavioral tracking without explicit consent or face daily fines.
The U.K. plans to hold its first-ever global summit on artificial intelligence this November. Goals of the event include detailing AI risks and opportunities, building effective frameworks for using AI safely, and setting international standards to manage AI risks and enforce norms.
The French data regulator is calling on operators of large-scale databases to shore up defenses against a slew of threats including nation-states and sophisticated hackers capable of exploiting the supply chain or zero-day flaws. Next year CNIL will publish a set of cybersecurity recommendations.
While the concept of protecting citizens' privacy through government regulations is growing in popularity in the APAC region, lawmakers must understand the many nuances of similar regulations in the European Union and the United States, according to an expert panel on the privacy regulations.