Tag: Big Tech

  • EDPB Orders Stop to Meta’s Behavioral Advertising

    On October 27, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted an urgent binding decision that the Irish Data Protection Authority (DPA) must ban Meta from behavioral advertising in the European Economic Area by November 10th.

    • Big Data

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Data Protection

    • Enforcement of Privacy Laws

    • International Privacy

    • International Privacy Laws

    • Privacy Laws

    • Social Media Privacy

    • Updates

  • Europe’s Digital Services Package: What It Means for Online Services and Big Tech

    The EU recently passed comprehensive legislation on platform monitoring, digital free speech, and antitrust, largely directed at Big Tech. On July 5, 2022, the European Parliament adopted the Digital Services Package, comprised of the Digital Markets Act (“DMA”) and the Digital Services Act (“DSA”) and first proposed by the European Commission in December 2020. The European Council of Ministers will sign the bills into law this September, and they will take effect in early 2024 (though Big Tech will have to comply within months of entry into force). The Digital Services Package is touted as a “global first,” promising to “safeguard[] freedom of expression and opportunities for digital businesses.” After years of growing tech reliance and tech consolidation, “Democracy is back.”

    • Access to Information

    • Data Security

    • International Privacy

    • International Privacy Laws

    • Online Harassment

    • Social Media Privacy

    • Analysis