How Facebook is threatening EU privacy laws

Editor’s note: this is a guest post from Leif Nissen Lundbæk, co-founder and CEO of Berlin-based tech startup XAIN. Facebook is currently engaged in an all-out battle with the EU over U.S. regulatory laws that are designed to contradict EU privacy laws, and none of this benefits the end user at all. It all stems […]

Workplace monitoring: What’s going on in Europe and elsewhere?

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UK-based data privacy startup Privitar raises $40 million

London-based data privacy software startup Privitar has secured a funding round of $40 million led by Accel, with participation from existing investors Partech, Salesforce Ventures, 24Haymarket, and IQ Capital. Seth Pierrepont, partner at Accel, will join Privitar’s board of directors. Founded in 2014, Privitar provides data protection software for large organisations, including the NHS, HSBC, […] and Personal merge to create single data control service

Data and privacy control companies, based in London, and Personal, from Washington DC, have announced a merger and will continue to operate under the name. No terms were disclosed. The combined company will be headquartered in London with an office in Washington DC. Both companies develop tools for users to understand their personal […]

Israeli VPN startup SaferVPN raises $1 million for business services

SaferVPN has raised $1 million to launch its cloud-based VPN for business users. The investors from the US and Israel have not been named. The Israel-founded company previously developed consumer-level VPN software and had trialled the new corporate VPN services with software companies in Israeli and Silicon Valley before this launch. “Unlike the traditional corporate […]