Privacy

BIGtoken Weekly Data Privacy Roundup

Several companies are facing hefty fines after violating data privacy compliance laws. These companies need to work harder to prioritize users’ interests and improve their privacy practices.  “Norway fines dating app Grindr $7.16M over privacy breach,” ABC News- December 15th, 2021 Grindr, a California-based dating app, was fined $7.16 million by Norway for violating user […]

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BIGtoken Weekly Data Privacy Roundup

The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) was introduced this week and will ensure that companies acknowledge Virginia residents’ privacy rights.  Web 3.0 and blockchain technology adds an additional mechanism for consumers to protect their data.   “Virginia Is For [Data Privacy] Lovers: Introduction to Virginia’s New Consumer Protection Law,” The National Law Review- December 7th, […]

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BIGtoken Weekly Data Privacy Roundup

Following the release of the Facebook papers, the stars might finally be aligned to compel the federal government to pass privacy legislation. In the meantime, Twitter’s new policy of removing images posted without consent shows that some tech companies are attempting to “do the right thing” when it comes to privacy issues.  “Could the Facebook […]

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BIGtoken Weekly Data Privacy Roundup

Enforcement actions and fines work as evidenced by WhatsApp’s improved privacy policies following a whopping fine. Further, Google has pledged to improve its privacy protection compliance to a British regulator. “Meta-Owned Messaging Service WhatsApp Launches New Privacy Policy After Record $267M Fine,” Newsweek- November 22nd, 2021  Reeling in the wake of a staggering $267 mm […]

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BIGtoken Weekly Data Privacy Roundup

Big tech companies continue to prioritize their own profits over their users’ privacy. To counter these privacy intrusions, consumers need to start using search engines that protect against big tech companies’ manipulative data protection practices. “TikTok May Owe You Money From Its $92 Million Data Privacy Settlement,” Business Insider- November 19th, 2021 This week, TikTok […]

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BIGtoken Weekly Data Privacy Roundup

Internet users need to be aware that most major ISP’s collect user data and utilize it for profit. As privacy issues become more hotly debated, a company’s focus on protecting user data is becoming increasingly scrutinized. Further, data collection often comes from unexpected sources with the latest being scooter companies operating in many cities in […]

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