Coverage

  • SBP editorial: Dixon must be ready to use sanctions to protect personal data, Sunday Business Post https://www.businesspost.ie/opinion/dixon-must-ready-use-sanctions-protect-personal-data-444486 
  • Data Protection Commission opens first investigation into Google, The Irish Times, May 2019  https://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/data-protection-commission-opens-first-investigation-into-google-1.3900961
  • GDPR: A ‘Y2K’ moment or a sea change for the digital ecosystem?, MarTech Today, May 2019 https://marketingland.com/gdpr-a-y2k-moment-or-a-sea-change-for-the-digital-ecosystem-261605
  • Google investigation, RTE Radio, May 2019 https://www.rte.ie/radio/radioplayer/html5/#/radio1/21559955
  • Ireland investigates Google over GDPR, Compliance Week, May 2019 https://www.complianceweek.com/regulatory-enforcement/ireland-investigates-google-over-gdpr/27149.article
  • Sexual issues and political search terms dominate Google leak, Sunday Business Post, May 2019 https://www.businesspost.ie/news/sexual-issues-political-search-terms-dominate-google-leak-444599
  • Has your phone secretly recorded your conversations? Mine has, The Irish Times, May 2019 https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/tv-radio-web/has-your-phone-secretly-recorded-your-conversations-mine-has-1.3902079
  • GDPR adtech complaints keep stacking up in Europe, TechCrunch, May 2019 https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/20/gdpr-adtech-complaints-keep-stacking-up-in-europe/ 
  • "Google, Ad Tech Firms Face New Batch of EU Privacy Complaints", Bloomberg Law, May 2019 https://news.bloomberglaw.com/privacy-and-data-security/google-ad-tech-firms-face-new-batch-of-eu-privacy-complaints 
  • España y 4 países europeos denuncian los métodos de la publicidad en internet, La Vanguardia, May 2019 https://www.lavanguardia.com/vida/20190520/462357612588/espana-y-4-paises-europeos-denuncian-los-metodos-de-la-publicidad-en-internet.html
  • It’s Been One Year Since GDPR Scared the Crap Out of Silicon Valley, What’s Next?, Gizmodo, May 2019 https://gizmodo.com/it-s-been-one-year-since-gdpr-scared-the-crap-out-of-si-1834978929
  • ‘We’ve only just started’: 1 year into GDPR, ad industry braces for more fines, Digiday, May 2019 https://digiday.com/media/weve-just-started-1-year-gdpr-ad-industry-braces-fines/ 
  • Google In Trouble Following Ad Tech Complaints, Broadcast and Television, May 2019 https://www.bandt.com.au/technology/google-put-trouble-following-ad-tech-complaints 
  • RGPD: la pub en temps réel sur le web pourrait être illégale, Le Soir, May 2019 https://plus.lesoir.be/225736/article/2019-05-21/rgpd-la-pub-en-temps-reel-sur-le-web-pourrait-etre-illegale 
  • 'AP MOET ONDERZOEK DOEN NAAR 'REAL TIME BIDDING'', BNR, May 2019 https://www.bnr.nl/podcast/internet-vandaag/10378645/www.bnr.nl
  • Irish GDPR investigation of Google could impact entire programmatic ecosystem, MarTech Today, May 2019 
  • GDPR probe launched into Google’s ad business, Tech Central, May 2019 
  • Google faces Irish inquiry over possible breach of privacy laws, The Guardian, May 2019
  • RGPD : Google au cœur d’une nouvelle enquête, cette fois pour les pubs ciblées, Numerama, May 2019
  • GDPR racking up adtech complaints Noble Nasville, May 2019 noblenashville.com/gdpr-racking-up-adtech-complaints/ 
  • Big tech faces competition and privacy concerns in Brussels, The Economist, March 2019 
  • Europe's GDPR offers privacy groups new ways to challenge adtech, The Economist, March 2019 
  • Privacy complaints received by tech giants’ favorite EU watchdog up more than 2x since GDPR, TechCrunch, February 2019 
  • Even the IAB warned adtech risks EU privacy rules, TechCrunch, February 2019
  • Privacy group’s accusations against IAB Europe question ‘the bedrock upon which programmatic is built’, MarketingLand, February 2019 
  • Unearthed emails could be smoking gun in epic GDPR battle against Google, adtech giants, The Register, February 2019 
  • IAB denies any GDPR wrongdoing as complaints are filed with regulators, The Drum, February 2019 
  • Online advertising body accused of knowingly breaking UK & EU data, Sky News, February 2019
  • Google and adtech industry group IAB face new evidence in GDPR complaint, Mlex (subscription only), February 2019
  • Privacy activists target the IAB Europe’s GDPR approach, The Drum, February 2019 
  • Privacy activists say online ad industry knowingly violated GDPR, Mashable, February 2019
  • Google accused of sharing data about intimate personal details, The Times, 2 February 2019
  • Ad-tech industry: GDPR complaint is like holding road builders to account for traffic violations, The Register, 31 January 2019
  • Online ad industry rejects complaints of targeting users, The Irish Times, 30 January 2019
  • IAB Tech Lab And Google Criticized In EU By Privacy Advocates, MediaPost, 29 January 2019
  • Tech companies ‘using sensitive personal data to target users for ads’, Irish Independent, 29 January 2019
  • Google Accused Of Using Sensitive Data To Target Online Ads, Silicon UK, 29 January 2019
  • Google And Ad Tech Body Are Still Not Protecting Our Data, Digital Information World, 29 January 2019
  • Google and adtech body criticised over data protection, The Financial Times, 28 January 2019
  • Google and IAB ad category lists show “massive leakage of highly intimate data”, GDPR complaint claims, TechCrunch, 28 January 2019
  • Privacy groups claim online ads can target abuse victims, Wired, 28 January 2019
  • Ad Industry Accused Of ‘Massive’ Privacy Breach, Forbes, 28 January 2019
  • Google and Ad Industry Accused of “Massive” Abuse of Intimate Personal Data, Fortune, 28 January 2019
  • New documents back complaints about online advertising, The Irish Times, 28 January 2019
  • ‘Male impotence’: How tech firms classify what you read, Sky News, 28 January 2019
  • Gripe to UK, Ireland, Poland: Ad tech industry inhales, then ‘leaks’ sensitive info on our health, politics, religion, The Register, 28 January 2019
  • Google and IAB hit with fresh complaints over ‘intimate’ user profiling for adverts, City A.M., 28 January 2019
  • Polish Privacy Group Celebrates Data Protection Day With A Nastygram For RTB, Ad Exchanger, 28 January 2019
  • Google, online ad industry accused of abusing intimate personal data in GDPR complaint, Mashable, 28 January 2019
  • GDPR complaint blasts ‘highly intimate’ Google mental health and male impotence ad labels, The Drum, 28 January 2019
  • Privacy groups blast Google, IAB over data leak via ad auctions, CSO Online, 28 January 2019
  • GDPR can’t stop behavioral ads, but these bitcoin-friendly browsers can help, Bitcoininist, 28 January 2019
  • Privacy campaigners file new evidence to support claims that Google unlawfully profiles internet users, Computing, 28 January 2019
  • Mozilla co-founder’s Brave files adtech complaint against Google, Reuters (this report also ran in The New York Times, Yahoo! News, and DailyMailOnline), 12 September 2018
  • Privacy browser Brave files Adtech complaint against Google, Daily Mail, 12 September 2018
  • As Brave Gears Up to Weaponize Privacy, Google Becomes Its Primary Target, Ad Week, 12 September 2018
  • Ad-blocking browser Brave says Google is breaking EU privacy law, Engadget, 12 September 2018
  • How Google is breaking EU privacy law, according to a new complaint, Fast Company, 12 September 2018
  • Brave browser files GDPR breach complaints against Google in the EU, ZD Net, 12 September 2018
  • Brave Joins Formal Privacy Complaints Against Google, Others, Bits Online, 12 September 2018
  • Brave browser dumps Google search in France, Germany, C Net, 12 September 2018
  • So Brave: Browser biz sics Brit watchdogs on Google’s info slurpage, The Register, 12 September 2018
  • Pro-privacy company Brave files GDPR complaint against Google, TechSpot, 12 September 2018
  • Privacy-focused browser Brave sues Google, claims breach of Europe’s GDPR rules, Digital Trends, 12 September 2018
  • Google Responds to Allegations That It Violates GDPR, Toms Hardware, 12 September 2018
  • Privacy-browser Brave launches GDPR ad tech ‘test case’ against Google, Marketing Tech News, 12 September 2018
  • Brave Launches Legal Offensive on Google Ads Data Collection Practices, CoinDesk, 12 September 2018