Tag Archives: Data privacy

New Outlook app: "Monitoring and surveillance tool for targeted advertising"

[German]The new Microsoft Outlook app is a data protection disaster and a GDPR no-go. Following the revelation that the app transfers access data for accounts and content to Microsoft's cloud, mail vendor Proton took a closer look at the app. … Continue reading

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European Commission adopts adequacy decision for EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework

[German]After the U.S. recently declared that it has implemented the terms of the EU-U.S. data transfer agreement "Transatlantic Data Privacy Framework" (DPF) and complies with the requirements, the EU Commission is following suit. On July 10, 2023, the EU Commission … Continue reading

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

EU data protection authorities fine Meta 1.2 billion, data transfer to the U.S. banned

[German]The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has imposed a record fine of 1.3 billion euros on Facebook parent Meta. The reason was the transfer of personal data of European users to the US without their consent – which was considered … Continue reading

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Microsoft says update KB5021751 to identify outdated Office versions respects your privacy

[German]Microsoft released update KB5021751 for Microsoft Office 2007 – 2013 on January 17, 2023 to track down users who are still using these outdated versions of Office. There was some puzzlement as to what this was all about. Now Microsoft … Continue reading

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Irish data protection authority fines Meta 390 million euros and appeals it's own decision

[German]The Irish Data Protection Authority (DPC) has imposed a fine of €390 million on Meta for user-based advertising on Facebook and Instagram. As a result, Meta is no longer allowed to run ads using users' personal data without their explicit … Continue reading

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Irish DPC fines Meta/Facebook €265 million after data privacy incident

[German]The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has imposed a 265 million fine on Meta, Facebook's parent company. This follows a data protection incident in which millions of Facebook users' data was pulled from the company's systems via tools until September … Continue reading

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Ireland's IDPC systematically protects Google, Facebook & Co. against GDPR proceedings

[German]It is a scandal of the first order that has been known for a long time. The Irish Data Protection Commission (IDPC) systematically blocks and delays proceedings against US giants such as Google, Facebook, etc. for violations of the General … Continue reading

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