Category Archive: Online gambling

Nearly one in three social networking sites make it onerous or impossible to delete accounts

By Simon Davies Social networking sites with a combined membership of hundreds of millions of users are refusing to allow members to delete their profile data, in violation of the privacy laws of dozens of countries. Concerns about this denial of user rights was first raised by Privacy International (PI) in 2006 when the organisation …

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How the online gambling industry turns data protection into a joke

By Simon Davies If parliaments ever needed hard evidence to justify meaningful privacy and data protection law, they need look no further than the systemic bad practice of the online gambling industry. This flourishing economic sector swims in an ocean of institutional illegality that places tens of millions of its customers at risk. The outcome …

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