Mother of all mergers between Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram: EU Data Privacy restrictions against Facebook’s imperialistic plans

Facebook celebrated its fifteen years last Monday and reported earnings in the last quarter of 2018 despite the scandals brought to light during the previous year. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, stated that there is a plan to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger by 2020 in order to allow users to send messages between these […]

Privacy is a human right, we need a GDPR for the world: Microsoft CEO

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ceri Parker, Commissioning Editor, Agenda, World Economic Forum Against the backdrop of a “techlash”, the CEO of Microsoft called for new global norms on privacy, data and Artificial Intelligence. Satya Nadella, who has been shifting Microsoft’s focus to cloud […]

What the global Internet’s stakeholders can learn from Europe’s new data law

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniel Sepulveda, Vice President for Global Government Relations, MediaMath When Europe’s new data law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), went into force on May 25, it pushed a decades-long global debate over privacy and the proper regulatory […]

GDPR and the World Cup have these 4 things in common

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adam Schlosser, Project Lead, Digital Trade and Data Flows, World Economic Forum The world will look at Europe as a game changer twice within the next month: first on May 25 then again on June 14. The latter […]

Will GDPR block Blockchain?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anne Toth, Head of Data Policy, World Economic Forum LLC As someone who has worked in data policy and data protection for 20 years, I read privacy policies for a living. I take notice when I get the […]

Two days left until General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), lots of newsletter opt-outs but does the EU citizen really know?

Just two days left now before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is fully implemented changing the way companies manage the data of EU citizens globally. A regulation which is much stricter that the current ones is meant to give greater protection rights to individuals from the Old Continent showing that the EU is a […]