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YouTube hit with $3B UK Class Action Suit Over Use of Children’s Data

Claiming to be the “first of its kind” in Europe for bringing suit against a tech firm on behalf of children, this alleges YouTube’s methods of targeting children constitutes “major breaches” of UK and EU privacy and data rules. Specifically, YouTube is accused of harvesting kids’ data without parental consent.

The suit has been filed on behalf of more than 5 million British children and their parents.

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Fostering trust in the digital privacy ecosystem.

September 22, 2020

IAB Tech Lab looks to re-architect digital marketing IAB Tech Lab’s Board this month committed to collaborate to achieve privacy-centric solutions to preserve addressable advertising as part of their Project Rearc initiative. Key principles include having device agnostic solutions that put consumers first; offering consumers predictable privacy; providing user-friendly, transparent privacy controls; and ensuring ongoing adherence to consumer privacy choices.

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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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