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News Roundup: The GDPR lawsuits begin

A roundup of the week’s technology news including more trade wars, Autopilot crashes, and cryptocurrency addiction.

 

GDPR, one week in

It’s been a week since GDPR came into force. Planes haven’t fallen out of the sky. There have been no more droughts, famines, or riots than normal. Life has, shockingly, found a way to continue.

However, not everything has gone smoothly. The very same day GDPR came into force Facebook, Google, Apple, Amazon and LinkedIn were all targeted with multi-billion dollar lawsuits by privacy activists and consumer rights groups for not complying with their reading of consent under the new regulations. Twitter meanwhile, is blocking any user it thinks was under 13 years old when they signed up to the service (no matter what age they are now) in an effort to be compliant.

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