CNET: Facebook breach hit 3 million in EU, putting new privacy law to test

CNET: Facebook breach hit 3 million in EU, putting new privacy law to test. “Facebook may have a run-in with Europe’s new privacy law. The Irish Data Protection Commission said Tuesday that roughly 3 million Facebook users living in Europe were affected by a data breach at the social network in September, according to CNBC.”

BloombergQuint: Google, Facebook and Twitter Agree to Fight Fake News in the EU

BloombergQuint: Google, Facebook and Twitter Agree to Fight Fake News in the EU. “Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and other tech and advertising companies have committed to implementing new measures and investing in new technologies to fight the spread of hoax news online in Europe, according to a draft of the agreement.”

Ars Technica: What’s in the sweeping copyright bill just passed by the European Parliament

Ars Technica: What’s in the sweeping copyright bill just passed by the European Parliament. “The legislation makes online platforms like Google and Facebook directly liable for content uploaded by their users and mandates greater ‘cooperation’ with copyright holders to police the uploading of infringing works. It also gives news publishers a new, special right to restrict how their stories are featured by news aggregators such as Google News. And it creates a new right for sports teams that could limit the ability of fans to share images and videos online.”

Pacific Standard: A New Website Shows Nearly Half Of E.U. Clinical Trial Data Isn’t Publicly Disclosed

Pacific Standard: A New Website Shows Nearly Half Of E.U. Clinical Trial Data Isn’t Publicly Disclosed. “Three researchers created a website earlier this year to name and shame pharmaceutical companies and universities in the United States that break a law that activists say is critical to patient safety. Now, the three have joined a few others to do the same for the European Union, creating a website that names 3,755 clinical trials—studies, done with human volunteers, of the safety and efficacy of new prescription drugs, vaccines, and medical devices—that have passed their deadlines for posting results publicly to the E.U. Clinical Trials Register.”

Engadget: EU will fine social media sites for lingering extremism

Engadget: EU will fine social media sites for lingering extremism. “The EU has been threatening to take action against online platforms that fail to remove extremist content within an hour for the most part of the year — and now we know what form its punishment will take. The likes of Google, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube could be slapped with fines as high as 4 percent of annual turnover, revealed European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.”