Google fined 50 Million euros in France over GDPR

Google was fined 50 million euros (around 56.7 million USD) in France over not fully complying with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

Apple is banning iOS devs from collecting and selling data on your friends and contacts

To avoid ending up in Facebook’s scandalous position, Apple is looking to eliminate a shady widespread data collection tactic from the iOS App Store.

Apple to make personal data download tool available globally eventually

For now, the tool is available to Apple ID account holders in the European Union and a few other countries. Now all we have to do is wait for the data to come out and get sorted.

What is GDPR and why you should care

Everything you need to know about GDPR. Whether it is about your fitness app, doing online shopping, applying for a credit card or just sending your Résumé around, the highly anticipated European legislation, called GDPR, will bring changes that you need to be aware of.

WhatsApp to raise its minimum age to 16 in Europe

The messaging application is taking a different approach than its parent company in limiting its liability for keeping sensitive user data private. And Facebook’s tactic is raising some eyebrows.

Instagram rolling out Stories upgrade and Data Download tool

The upgrade allows users to upload multiple videos and pictures to their Stories at once. Meanwhile, those same users can now take out a copy of their data from the platform.

You can get an archive of your Instagram account soon

The subsidiary of Facebook is to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation by May 25 and this data portability is one of its requirements.