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Why Google’s plans to change personal-data access for Android apps will prompt scrutiny
25 February 2022 00:00
On paper, there’s plenty for privacy advocates to celebrate in Google’s announcement that it will gradually change the access to personal data available to apps on its Android platform. Others may also be encouraged to hear that Google’s approach will be more collaborative and deliberate than Apple’s. Yet the prospect of a tech company that relies on personal data to power its advertising setting rules for what data should be available to third-party app developers will lead to delicate privacy and antitrust scrutiny. Also on the podcast this week: Why the European Union wants to declutter your drawers and stop you from having to accumulate old chargers. But moves to toughen existing plans to standardize how devices are charged appears to have set EU lawmakers on a collision course with electronics manufacturers — including Apple.
17 February 2022 01:15 by Mike SwiftGoogle announced that it will gradually change the access to personal data of apps on the Android platform
11 February 2022 15:00 by Nicholas WallaceElectronics makers find themselves at loggerheads with EU debating whether to toughen standardization chargers
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James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the... Read more
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Nicholas Wallace has covered data privacy and security for MLex in Brussels since November 2021. Prior to joining MLex, he worked as a freelance reporter for Science Magazine, Science|Business, and International News Services, an agency serving trade publications worldwide. He holds a masters degree in public policy, jointly awarded by the Central European University in Budapest and the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals, and a bachelors degree in politics from Liverpool John Moores University.Follow Nicholas on... Read more