I don’t sell and share my data, why do I need a CMP?

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The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a new law that’s about to affect business in a big way. But if you’re a small business owner or reside in another state, you may be wondering why this applies to you.   Our free cookie scan tool will keep you informed about whose data you have, with […]

S. Korea’s Landmark Levy: PIPC Fined Google and Meta for Privacy Violations 

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The South Korean government has fined Google and META for collecting users’ data without their consent. The two companies were fined by the Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC), which regulates the use of personal information in South Korea. This is a landmark levy that would send chills through any other business that deals in personal […]

The Snap Trap: Snapchat Agrees to Pay $35 Million for Violating Users’ Privacy

The Snap Trap: Snapchat Agrees to Pay $35 Million for Violating Users' Privacy

Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, has agreed to pay $35 million for violating users’ privacy. The company violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) by collecting and storing facial recognition data from its users without their consent.  Does the company violate the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act?  Snapchat failed to ask for […]

Tracking Website Visitors without Breaking Any Laws

Tracking Website Visitors without Breaking Any Laws

Like most other websites, yours might have audience-tracking capabilities to gauge user activity. That data is vital as it helps improve the visitor experience. After all, 96% of customers say they will remain loyal to a brand that provides excellent customer service.   The problem is part of the data you’ll collect is personal information, and […]

Sephora to Pay 1.2 million USD for CCPA Violations

Sephora to Pay 1.2 million USD for CCPA Violations

California has fined Sephora 1.2 million US dollars for allegedly selling customer data without consent. According to reports, the company collected and sold consumer information to advertisers without informing their customers first. The law governing this is the CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act), passed earlier this year.  Sephora sold customer info without consent.   The […]

COVID-19 Tracking Apps: Is Your Data Privacy Guaranteed? 

COVID-19 Tracking Apps: Is Your Data Privacy Guaranteed?

The COVID-19 pandemic dealt a massive blow to humanity worldwide. America bore the brunt of the pandemic, with over 1 million reported deaths as of June 2022. Naturally, governments and organizations worldwide had to do something drastic to prevent further losses.    One of the simplest ways to prevent and monitor the disease spread was COVID […]

How Grindr Sold User Data Through Ad Networks 

How Grindr Sold User Data Through Ad Networks

A report by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) stunned readers by claiming that the gay dating app Grindr might have sold user data to third parties. It stated that the hush-hush affair could have occurred over at least three years (2017 to early 2020).   Grindr is the most popular networking app for the LGBTQ community […]

Mozilla Privacy Survey Finds Mental Health and Prayer Apps Fail Privacy Test 

Mozilla Privacy Survey Finds Mental Health and Prayer Apps Fail Privacy Test

If your tool of choice in the fight against mental health issues is prayer and mental health apps, look away now. Or rather, you shouldn’t until you’ve read this.  What comes to mind when you see the words ‘mental health apps, praying apps, Mozilla privacy test- selling personal data?’ Pretty sure the last thing on […]