Search Engine Journal: WP GDPR Plugin Hacked – Update Immediately

Search Engine Journal: WP GDPR Plugin Hacked – Update Immediately. “The popular WP GDPR Compliance plugin Plugin has a serious vulnerability.Any version less than 1.4.3 is vulnerable. Hackers are actively targeting this plugin. Sites are being hacked as of this writing. It is highly recommended to update now.”

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.”

Techdirt: Free Law Project Takes A Stand Against Attempt To Use GDPR To Disappear A Public Court Docket

Techdirt: Free Law Project Takes A Stand Against Attempt To Use GDPR To Disappear A Public Court Docket. “Last week, the Free Law Project, who operates the CourtListener website (and runs RECAP — the very useful system that will help automatically free up costly PACER dockets and documents that other RECAP users visit) noted that it, too, had recently received a GDPR demand about a docket (they do not say if it was the same one) and then go into a detailed description of why they are not taking action. The post notes that the general policy of the site has always been that they won’t remove a docket without a court order (though it may remove links from search engines). More importantly, however, the Free Law Project notes that it is not subject to the GDPR.”

Reuters: Mozilla co-founder’s Brave files adtech complaint against Google

Reuters: Mozilla co-founder’s Brave files adtech complaint against Google. “Brave, a privacy-focused web browser set up by Silicon Valley engineering guru Brendan Eich, filed privacy complaints in Britain and Ireland that could become a test case against search company Google and other digital advertising firms.”

Engadget: A date with my Tinder data

Engadget: A date with my Tinder data. “I was on Tinder for almost four years. I’m no longer single, but Tinder and its parent company, Match, still have data on me. I didn’t delete my profile — I didn’t even think to — so using GDPR to request what information they had on me was more exciting, or at least more personal, than doing so for other tech companies and services. On the dating apps, I swear I’d tried to keep it classy. I didn’t succeed.”

GDPR: GDPR is eroding our privacy, not protecting it

The Next Web: GDPR is eroding our privacy, not protecting it. “It’s been more than a couple of months since GDPR (the EU General Data Protection Regulation) came into force. The promise of giving the citizens back control of their personal data was brash and resonated with many of us, but apart from emboldening few data protection activists, the GDPR has not meaningfully changed the privacy status quo and hasn’t won us much control over our data.”

Business Insider: Silicon Valley made a big deal about obeying GDPR, but a study shows the policies of firms like Facebook are ‘vague’ and ‘insufficient’

Business Insider: Silicon Valley made a big deal about obeying GDPR, but a study shows the policies of firms like Facebook are ‘vague’ and ‘insufficient’. “Remember all those endless emails and app notifications about how important your privacy is to tech firms? That was all about those firms having to obey new European privacy rules, officially known as the GDPR. But a new study from a European consumer group has found that most popular tech companies are falling short of properly obeying the rules.”