NBC News: TikTok could face a $29 million fine in the U.K. for failing to protect kids’ privacy

NBC News: TikTok could face a $29 million fine in the U.K. for failing to protect kids’ privacy . “The Information Commissioner’s Office issued TikTok a ‘notice of intent’ informing the Chinese-owned video app of its ‘provisional view that TikTok breached UK data protection law between May 2018 and July 2020.’ It follows an investigation into the company that began in 2019.”

Reuters: Russia upholds 21.7 bln rouble fine on Google over Ukraine content -Interfax

Reuters: Russia upholds 21.7 bln rouble fine on Google over Ukraine content -Interfax. “A Russian court on Friday upheld a turnover-based fine of 21.7 billion roubles ($357 million) against Google’s Russian subsidiary for repeated failure to delete information related to what Moscow calls its ‘special military operation’ in Ukraine, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported.”

International Business Times: Irish Data Watchdog Fines Instagram 405 Mn Euros Over Children

International Business Times: Irish Data Watchdog Fines Instagram 405 Mn Euros Over Children. “Ireland’s Data Protection Commission on Monday said it had fined Instagram a record 405 million euros ($402 million) for breaching regulations on the handling of children’s data…. The DPC launched an investigation in late 2020 into concerns about how the image-sharing social media platform handles children’s personal data.”

Reuters: Russia fines Google $34 million for breaching competition rules

Reuters: Russia fines Google $34 million for breaching competition rules. “Russia’s competition watchdog fined Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s Google 2 billion roubles ($34.2 million) on Tuesday for abusing its dominant position in the video hosting market, the regulator said in a statement. The decision is the latest multi-million dollar fine as part of Moscow’s increasingly assertive campaign against foreign tech companies.”

The Verge: Wikimedia Foundation appeals Russian fine over Ukraine war articles

The Verge: Wikimedia Foundation appeals Russian fine over Ukraine war articles. “The Wikimedia Foundation is challenging a Russian court’s ruling that it violated disinformation laws in articles about the invasion of Ukraine. The organization filed its appeal last week, arguing that the articles contained ‘well-sourced, verified knowledge’ and that Russia did not have jurisdiction over the globally operating Wikimedia Foundation.”

Engadget: FTC fines Twitter $150 million for ‘deceptive’ ad targeting

Engadget: FTC fines Twitter $150 million for ‘deceptive’ ad targeting. “Twitter has paid a $150 million fine to the FTC over its ‘deceptive’ use of user data for targeted advertising. The fine stems from the company’s admission in 2019 that it had for years used Twitter users’ phone numbers and email addresses provided for two-factor authentication to also serve targeted ads.”

Bloomberg: Google Attacks EU for Treating It Almost Like a ‘Criminal’

Bloomberg: Google Attacks EU for Treating It Almost Like a ‘Criminal’. “Alphabet Inc.’s Google lashed out at the European Union for doling out a ‘quasi criminal fine of very large proportions’ for allegedly thwarting advertising rivals on websites. At a hearing at the bloc’s General Court on Monday, the search giant said the 2019 decision by the EU’s antitrust arm to issue the 1.49 billion-euro ($1.6 billion) fine was riddled with errors and should be struck down.”

Interfax News: Twitter fined 3 million rubles. for refusing to remove swastika posts

Interfax News, and machine-translated from Russian: Twitter fined 3 million rubles. for refusing to remove swastika posts. “The Moscow World Court of the Tagansky District found Twitter guilty of an administrative offense in refusing to remove posts banned in the Russian Federation with instructions for preparing Molotov cocktails and Nazi swastikas, an Interfax correspondent reports from the courtroom on Thursday.”