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Data privacy law violation by big techs

The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica Data Scandal of 2018 was a massive jolt to data privacy in the USA. The data misuse by the tech giant caused quite an uproar. It cost the social media giant $5 billion.

It was not the only case where Facebook or a big tech company violated the data privacy of people. It, probably, would not be the last. Ever since the implementation of privacy laws like the GDPR, we have seen many such big organizations fined by the data protection authorities. And some of them have been fined more than once. But, the question is, is…


France’s data protection authority, CNIL recently imposed heavy sanctions on Google and Amazon. The french websites of the tech giants were found to be violating the cookie consent requirements of the French Data Protection Act (FDPA). They were fined a whopping $165 million for the infringements!

It is not surprising since the CNIL had sanctioned Google in 2019 to pay $61 million for violating GDPR transparency requirements. Talk about not learning your lesson.

Cookie consent and compliance have been at the center of the GDPR discussion. All that despite being mentioned only once in the official GDPR document!

CookieYes has…


Originally published at — https://www.cookieyes.com/towards-making-your-woocommerce-store-gdpr-ready/on August 14, 2020.

Do you target European markets for your online sales? If so, you are obliged to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enforced by the European Union. Perhaps even if you don’t sell any products to the European residents, you can’t just blindly believe that you are not going to have EU visitors to your site. Therefore, if you run an online business store, you must ensure that it is GDPR-ready.

Now, let me draw your attention to the key highlights of GDPR and help you understand how to make your…


Originally published at — https://www.cookieyes.com/how-cookies-track-you-on-the-web-and-what-to-do-about-it/on October 22, 2020.

No matter which browser you use, may it be Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari or any other, you must have collected enough cookies up from visiting different websites. If you ever happen to go to Settings and check up the cookies your browser has saved you may be surprised to see a long list of cookies listed in there.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that store information in your browser. When the user visits a website it might store some cookies to recognize the user in future visits. When you visit that website…


Originally published at — www.cookieyes.com/ultimate-guide-to-cookies-consent-and-compliance on November 3, 2020.

Cookies — Yes, it sounds palatable! But now we’re not referring to those sweet, savory chunks!

What we’re going to discuss here is all about HTTP cookies, the small pieces of text files that a website stores on a user’s computer while they’re browsing the website.

“We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website”

It’s a safe bet to say that you might have come across these kinds of notification popups countless times while browsing the Internet!

Several sites worldwide show cookie consent notifications…


Originally published at — https://www.cookielawinfo.com/protect-customer-data-profit-boosting-steps on 12th Sep 2020.

As a small business owner, you value your customers. They drive your profits, after all. But they also give you something far more valuable: their trust. This is why potential data breaches can impact more than your company’s productivity and bottom line. A cybersecurity issue can mean you lose customers (and profits). Here’s how to protect your customer data — and your profits.

Recognize the Risk

Many small business owners assume that hackers only target bigger (and more profitable) businesses. But as Forbes explains, it’s more practical for hackers to target…


Cookies are small text files that a website stores on the visitor’s device. They are used for services, such as functioning, profiling, advertising, and analytics. Cookies, in general, are harmless and very useful. However, some of them could raise privacy concerns among the users and may result in a violation of data protection laws if not assessed properly. Learn more about cookies in detail here. This article will introduce you to some of the best free website cookie checker tools available on the internet.

Why Check Cookies on a Website?

It does not matter if you are a webmaster or a user visiting a website; being…


Google Analytics is a web analytics tool from Google. It collects information such as cookies, IP addresses, and client identifiers. Millions of website owners use the service to track their website traffic. Since June 2018, Analytics is part of the Google Marketing Platform.

Since Google Analytics collects information that can be used to identify a person, you must make sure that it is complying with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Let’s look at how GDPR affects your use of Google Analytics and how to comply with the law.

What is GDPR?

GDPR is a data protection law introduced by the EU parliament…


Disclaimer: The article is not written by a lawyer, and therefore, it should not be treated as legal advice. The purpose of the article is to share information with the readers. Hence, for any consultancy, please get in touch with a professional in the area.

Cookie consent banners are small pop-up notifications that appear on the first visit to a web page. It displays information about the cookies the page will load and takes user consent before loading them. In this article, you will find some examples of GDPR cookie consent examples. …


No matter which browser you use, may it be Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari or any other, you must have collected enough cookies up from visiting different websites. If you ever happen to go to Settings and check up the cookies your browser has saved you may be surprised to see a long list of cookies listed in there.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that store information in your browser. When the user visits a website it might store some cookies to recognize the user in future visits. When you visit that website again, it will remember you from your last…

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