A German data protection watchdog has snarled at the search engine Google for the way it creates data profiles from its various services.
The data protection commissioner for the German city state of Hamburg has ordered Google to take the necessary technical and organizational measures to guarantee that their users can decide on their own if and to what extend their data is used for profiling. more»
EU watchdogs, which have been snuffling around the hindquarters of Oracle’s $5.3m takeover of Micros have barked that the deal has come up smelling of roses.
Oracle’s $5.3m takeover of retail and hospitality technology firm Micros Systems still has to get shareholder approval. more»
The Ministry of Justice has been fined £180,000 by the data watchdog for failing to safeguard sensitive and confidential information about prisoners.
According to the data watchdog, the information commissioner’s office the Ministry of Justice allowed data to go missing twice and failed to encrypt personal data. more»
Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm has been accused of running a monopoly by China’s antitrust watchdog.
The state-run Securities Times newspaper reported on Thursday that Qualcomm’s chief executive Steven Mollenkopf held talks in China to see what could be done about the problem. more»
TalkTalk has faced the simpering wrath of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).
The telecoms company has been told off after it promised customers a “free” YouView box alongside a TV and phone package on a TV ad.
A direct mailing advert also had the same promise. more»