Business

Dutch data protection authority fines TikTok over privacy

The Netherlands' Data Protection Authority said Thursday it has fined TikTok 750,000 euros ($885,000) for not offering a privacy statement in Dutch, saying many children who use the popular video sharing app would be unable ...

Business

EU court opinion leaves Facebook more exposed over privacy

Any EU country can take legal action against companies like Facebook over cross-border violations of data privacy rules, not just the main regulator in charge of the company, a top court adviser said Wednesday.

Software

EU looks to apps as way of easing virus lockdown

As the EU's economy reels from virus lockdowns, Brussels unveiled a proposed roadmap on Wednesday to ease restrictions on life and businesses, relying in large part on smartphone tracking apps.

Software

Pokemon Go has revealed a new battleground for virtual privacy

People have been lingering outside Boon Sheridan's house all through the night. The designer lives in an old church in Massachusetts that has been designated a "gym" in the new smartphone game Pokémon Go. Because the game ...