Noteworthy Information
Europe’s top court says active consent is needed for tracking cookies

Europe’s top court has ruled that pre-checked consent boxes for dropping cookies are not legally valid. Consent must be obtained prior to storing or accessing non-essential cookies, such as tracking cookies for targeted advertising. Consent cannot be implied or assumed.

You Don’t Want Facebook Involved With Your Health Care

Big tech companies want to share data about you with your doctors.

Tech Killed Privacy: Can Policy Save it?

Governments need to start treating people like citizens, not consumers, and enact laws that protect citizens’ rights to privacy over a business’ right to profits.

It's not that we've failed to rein in Facebook and Google. We've not even tried!

This is an incredible article by Shoshana Zuboff, the Harvard Professor that wrote 'The Age of Surveillance Capitalism'. I strongly recommend you to read it as what she says also is related to what's being done in MyData. What she says is very much the essence of what we have to tackle.


Tools
Idka

Great news for Idka: EADPP (European association for Privacy Professionals) choses Idka as their communication, collaboration sharing and storing platform for the members, boards, workgroups etc.

Google Chrome

Our latest privacy experiment found Chrome ushered more than 11,000 tracker cookies into our browser — in a single week.

Idka

We had SITRA’s Tina Harkonen on the Idka Good Tech show yesterday. Great discussion, watch it on Idka´s Youtube channel

Facebook App

Facebook has been clandestinely accumulating written transcriptions of its users' conversations, which the social media giant recorded through their phone microphones - source. @Tuuka noted however, that 'the audio came from people who opted to have their voice chats transcribed in Facebook Messenger' - source.