Meta’s bid to overturn Norway’s ban on its non-consensual ad targeting was rejected by an Oslo District Court, marking a significant victory for data protection rights.
Norway’s data protection authority, Datatilsynet, has threatened to fine Meta Platforms $100,000 per day for privacy breaches and illegal data harvesting for targeted advertising.
The Norwegian Data Protection Authority has imposed an administrative fine of NOK 65 000 000 (€ 6.5 million) for not complying with the GDPR rules on consent.
The manager of the enterprise had changed the password and logged on to the complainant’s e-mail account every day for a period of six weeks after the employment had ended. Norwegian DPA found that the enterprise lacks a legal basis for accessing e-mail in this manner.
Disqus, a commenting plug-in that’s used by a number of news websites and which can share user data for ad targeting purposes, is in hot water in Norway for tracking users without their consent.
One of the first national coronavirus contacts-tracing apps to be launched in Europe is being suspended in Norway after the country’s data protection authority raised concerns that the software, called “Smittestopp,” poses a disproportionate threat to user privacy — including by continuously uploading people’s location. Following a warning from the watchdog Friday, the Norwegian Institute […]