Hashtag Trending – Google is fined billions by the EU, Amazon Prime Day breaks records, Nest CEO steps down

Google is hit with a hefty billion dollar fine in the EU, Prime Day breaks records around the world, and the CEO of Nest resigns amidst a company reshuffle. First up from LinkedIn

Published on: July 19th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Facebook’s new eye-opening feature; Tesla sues former employee; EU measure could tax internet links

Facebook reveals a new AI-powered feature. Tesla sues the former employee allegedly behind its recent sabotage. And it turns out memes aren’t the only cornerstone of the modern internet threatened by the European

Published on: June 21st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Toronto’s Big Data conference; Facebook glitch makes private posts public; goodbye to memes?

4000 participants will be descending onto the 6ix this week for the Big Data Toronto Conference and Expo. A Facebook glitch briefly made private posts public. And new copyright legislation proposed by the

Published on: June 11th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Don’t relax just because some EU regulators aren’t ready for GDPR: Cavoukian

In 16 days -- May 25th -- the European Union's tough privacy law known as the General Data Protection Regulation takes effect, with some experts predicting turmoil because many businesses in and outside

Published on: May 11th, 2018 Howard Solomon

EU hits Google with a record €2.4 billion fine in antitrust case

The European Commission has fined Google Inc. a record-breaking €2.42 billion - approximately $3.575 billion Canadian - for breaching EU antitrust rules, after concluding that the Mountain View, Calif.-based tech giant abused its

Published on: June 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Update Canada’s privacy laws, but don’t look to Europe or the U.S. for guidance, experts say

Even Justin Trudeau thinks Canada needs to update its data privacy laws for the 21st century, but the recently passed E.U.-U.S. Privacy Shield probably isn't providing the guiding light he might be hoping

Published on: July 20th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Safe Harbour? Say what?

Are you a Google Apps user? Do you recall getting an email that began like this? “Please note that the update below is relevant only if you process personal data and European Data

Published on: November 2nd, 2015 Monica Goyal

Do you have a right to be forgotten?

The internet has a long memory. There are a lot of examples of different programs that take advantage of all the information you upload onto the Internet to then provide analytics and data

Published on: July 18th, 2013 Monica Goyal