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WhatsApp faces EU consumer complaint over privacy update

Jul. 12, 2021 07:42 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Facebook's WhatsApp faces a complaint from European Union consumer groups who say the chat service has been unfairly pressuring users to accept a new privacy update in what it calls a breach of the bloc's regulations. The European Consumer Organisation,...

Effort to protect consumer data privacy stalls in Florida

Apr. 30, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A campaign by Gov. Ron DeSantis to help Floridians regain ownership of the troves of data that companies collect came to a halt Friday, when state lawmakers could not agree on how tightly to limit how Big Data harvests and uses people's information. ...

Florida lawmakers move to punish social media companies

Apr. 28, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Social media companies faced the wrath of Florida Republicans as lawmakers were poised Wednesday to send legislation to the governor as part of a campaign to punish online platforms who some lawmakers say discriminate against conservative thought. ...