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In Brief: Google announces more privacy tools, including a way for users to remove more types of personal information from Search and another that will alert users proactively when their contact information appears in Search results

This second, “Results About You” option has begun appearing in the Google app for Android.

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Children’s Privacy: UK regulators provisionally find TikTok in violation of children’s privacy laws – up to $29M at stake

October 4, 2022

The U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have issued a Notice of Intent, covering a period between 2018-2020, to Chinese-owned TikTok, which means a likely significant fine. In this case that could be as high as £27 million ($29 million), depending on determinations about violation of privacy regulation. TikTok may have committed multiple infractions, including processing data of underage children without parental consent, accessing specially protected information on race or ethnicity, and collecting biometric data without legitimate cause to do so. Depending on the regulator’s determination, cost could be quite high.

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Salesforce Offers Free Data Cloud to Sales and Service Cloud Customers

February 21, 2024

Salesforce is offering a free version of its CDP-esq Data Cloud to Sales and Service Cloud customers, with the apparent goal of increasing use of Marketing Cloud.  The Data Cloud offers Marketing Cloud users a unified view of data in Salesforce clouds and other systems via no-copy access to cloud databases and Mulesoft connectors.  The company also unveiled a small business edition of Marketing Cloud.

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