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Tracker shows status of GDPR impact to date

Privacy Affairs’ GDPR Tracker provides a country-by-country breakdown of fines levied since the law’s inception in May 2018. Italy, France, Germany and the UK had the highest total fines, while more (22) were levied against companies in Spain than anywhere else.

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IT’S THE LAW (05/18/2021)

May 18, 2021

The “Children and Teens’ Online Privacy Protection Act” has been introduced in U.S. Senate. The bipartisan bill aims to create a ‘Digital Marketing Bill of Rights for Minors,’ updating the country’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) with changes including: 1) prohibiting internet companies from collecting personal information from anyone 13- to 15-years old; 2) creating a user ‘Erasure Button’ to excise personal information; and 3) establish a new office, the ‘Youth Privacy and Marketing Division’ at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

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Grammarly Raises $200 Million to Help People Write Better

November 24, 2021

If robots wrote the news, would they write about other robots?  I ask because there’s been a suspicious burst of items about AI-powered writing tools, just when live journalists might have set things on autopilot so they could sneak out early for the holiday.  Top of the list: writing-suggestion platform Grammarly just raised $200 million at a $13 billion valuation, doubling total funding to $400 million.

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